The 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision was a victory. Still not all women have access to an abortion. There are many hindrances that stand in the way of Latinas and other women of color including: language, class and immigration status. The Hyde Amendment passed in 1977 meaning that abortion was not covered for those with Medicaid. This affected many women of color and working class women.
- Abortion access if you have Medicaid is limited.
- Latina women have higher rates of abortion at 25% compared to white women at 18%
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for the 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications. Check out the article here.