Posts in Repro Health and Rights
Amicus Brief: PPSA v. Baker, 4th Cir., No. 18-2133

In January 2019, NAPAWF, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda filed an amicus brief in support of plaintiff Planned Parenthood of South Atlantic's challenge to its disqualification as a Medicaid provider in the state of South Carolina.

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Amicus Brief: State of California v. Azar, N.D. Cal and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Trump, E.D. Pa.

The briefs explain the harmful impact the rules would have on people of color, young people, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and others who already face multiple and intersecting barriers to health care and economic advancement.

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Amicus Brief: Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1st Cir., No. 18-1514

This amicus brief is in opposition to two Trump administration rules issued in October 2017 that would allow virtually any employer or university claiming a religious or moral objection to be exempt from providing insurance coverage of birth control for their employees, students, and their dependents, which is currently required under the Affordable Care Act.

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Engaging Communities of Color on a SCOTUS Vacancy

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and the National Women’s Law Center commissioned PerryUndem to conduct a survey to inform communications to communities of color around the SCOTUS vacancy in mid-2018.

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Amicus Brief: Azar v. Garza, D.C. Circuit

The brief, which applies a human rights and reproductive justice analysis, demonstrates that ORR’s actions violate unaccompanied immigrant minors’ fundamental rights by effectively denying access to abortion altogether. The brief was filed on behalf of a coalition of 34 diverse organizations committed to reproductive health, rights, and justice for women and for all people.

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Amicus Brief: ​State of California v. Azar, 9th Cir., Nos. 18-15144, 18-15166, and 18-15255

This amicus brief was filed in opposition to two Trump administration rules issued in October 2017 that would allow virtually any employer or university claiming a religious or moral objection to be exempt from providing insurance coverage of birth control for their employees, students, and their dependents, which is currently required under the Affordable Care Act.

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Why We Oppose SB 6612 and Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

These bans affect a large number of people in Washington. AAPI are the fasting growing racial group in Washington. Washington has the fifth-largest Asian American community in the country. Washington’s AAPI community already struggles with substantial barriers to seeking and accessing health care services.

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NAACP & NAPAWF v. Tom Horne

In 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), on behalf of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)-Maricopa County Branch, brought a lawsuit against the State of Arizona for passing a race- and sex- selective abortion ban.

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Ensuring Health Access and Equity for Immigrant AAPI Women

For nearly two decades, a complicated web of federal and state policies has created significant barriers to accessing health insurance coverage for millions of immigrants in the United States. These policies disproportionately impact the most vulnerable members of society, including low-income women, women of color, and children.

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Defeating Sex Selective Abortion Bans: Advocacy Toolkit

AAPI women are taking back the narrative about who we are. Far-right politicians have been launching attacks on the reproductive decision-making of AAPI women. We ask our friends and allies across the country to push back on these sex-selective abortion bans. They do not only impact our community, they harm all women by opening the door to more and more abortion restrictions based on a woman’s motives, or projected motives.

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