Some people in the U.S. are being denied the basic human right to make their own decisions about their health and their families, including abortion, simply because of their immigration status.

People who are undocumented and immigrants in mixed status families face even more barriers to care: 

  • Arbitrary checkpoints block undocumented immigrants from traveling for an abortion and increase their risk of criminalization; 
  • A five-year ban for immigrants to enroll in health insurance programs denies them basic healthcare;
  • Immigration detention centers violate immigrants’ human rights by denying abortion care,  allowing dangerous procedures and forced hysterectomies; 
  • Local law enforcement works closely with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to criminalize immigrants.

The freedom to care for ourselves and provide a better life for our families should not depend on our immigration status. 

Abortion justice for immigrants can’t wait.

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  • Lessons from Rio Grande: a post-Roe mirror on abortion access

    March 24, 2022
    Liberation News
    For more than a decade, cuts to reproductive healthcare funding, the closure of abortion clinics, and the cost of abortion services have severely limited abortion access in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). “People are basically left with no real options,” says Nancy Cárdenas Peña of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.
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