The woman who held my hand

Last month, we officially released our “Latinas and the “A” word” infographics and fact sheets detailing the attitudes of Latin@s about abortion, the barriers in accessing abortion, and the dangers crisis pregnancy centers pose for our communities. In reflecting about how all of these issues impact our lives, we wanted the statistics to be more […]

NOT a “Poster Community” for Conservative Politics

By Ena Suseth Valladares- CLRJ Director of Research  Contrary to popular perception, we Latin@s* are not ALL socially conservative, nor are we all uniformly religious, nor do we all think in a singular way.  This is because we are NOT a monolithic group of people – our ethnic roots span a vast geographical area – we […]

Reclaiming Spaces: Latinas and Abortion in the U.S.

By Myra Durán, Policy Coordinator This year marks the 40th anniversary of the historical Roe v Wade ruling in 1973. With this monumental legislative win come several reflections, blogposts, events and panel discussions about how this case has impacted women’s access to abortion care here in the U.S.  There will be lively conversations about the […]

40 Aniversario del Caso Roe contra Wade

By Sylvia Barron, CLRJ Board of Directors A pesar de haber llegado a la edad de 7 años a este país, no fue hasta los 32 años que por azares del destino me vine enterando lo que esta ley tan significativa representa para las mujeres y/o parejas acerca del derecho a decidir sobre nuestro cuerpo. Veinticinco años […]

40 at 40: My Lifetime with Roe

By Laura Jimenez, Executive Director On January 22 of this year, women’s health advocates and our allies will be celebrating the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case that made abortions legal in the United States in 1973.  A few weeks later, I will celebrate my 40th birthday.  I learned of this coincidence 10 […]

A Young Latina’s Reflection on “Choice”

By Anonymous- Reproductive Justice advocate The 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade is approaching and I wonder if being a Latina limits my access to a safe and legal abortion? Coming from a conservative Catholic family and a community whose public education doesn’t provide comprehensive sex education, I could’ve easily blamed myself for becoming pregnant […]