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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

The Women of Texas -- Part 2 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

The politically motivated attacks on the reproductive health of vulnerable women in rural South Texas must stop. But they will not unless everyone cares enough to act: gay, straight, blue or red.

The Women of Texas: Part 1 of a Series

Arcelia Hurtado | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Arcelia Hurtado

Texan Latinas are tough. They can and do handle so much without complaint. But the State of Texas, waving the 'pro-life' flag, is threatening these women's lives and denying them basic human rights by cutting funding to the clinics that once served them.

We Need An Attitude Change: Policies Must Support, Not Stigmatize Young Mothers

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 10.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Discussions about teen pregnancy, educational attainment and poverty tend to link young motherhood to less education and lower earnings, without taking into account the many barriers that Latinas face in trying to access higher education and higher-paying jobs.

Is Arizona the Worst Place in the Country to Be a Latina?

Jessica González-Rojas | Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica González-Rojas

Something is very wrong in Arizona. And if the U.S. Supreme Court does not intervene, Latinas in the state will live under one of the harshest immigration laws in the country -- one that that is sure to encourage further stigmatization of people of color.

Sex, Politics, and the Single Latina

Melissa Blanco Borelli | Posted 05.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Melissa Blanco Borelli

Fortunately, as free agents, women enjoy inalienable rights to express themselves in multiple ways, particularly by having the freedom to have sex whenever and with whomever we please.

Pro-Life? Pro-Choice? It's Time to Be Pro-Access!

Stephanie J. Alvarado | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Stephanie J. Alvarado

Latinas are the country's youngest and fastest growing population; our reproductive health affects the entire nation across many communities.