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PALH Position on Women’s Reproductive Health Care

Posted 9 months ago

PALH Position on Women’s Reproductive Health Care

Physician Associates for Latino Health (PALH) supports the rights of women to have complete access to all reproductive health care.  PALH calls for quality reproductive health care appropriate to every woman’s needs throughout her life and for assuring that a full array of clinical services be available to all women without costly delays, the imposition of cultural, geographic, financial, or legal barriers.

PALH’s is committed to facilitating access to care that ensures safety and quality in the delivery of all women’s health care at every level of care being provided. PALH believes each individual has a responsibility to improve the health status of all women in the traditional patient-provider relationships and by working within their communities at local, state, and national levels to ensure access to high-quality programs, private and public insurance programs or other to ensure access for women to receive the healthcare they need and deserve.

PALH believes each individual shall not discriminate against patients based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, perceived gender, or any other basis including social or immigrant status.

The decision made by the Supreme Court, eliminates the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years. As of now, trigger laws have gone into effect in over a dozen states including Mississippi and Texas. It is now a felony in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, and South Dakota.

In Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington DC, the future of abortion care remains unknown. 

The people who are most impacted by these abortion restrictions and bans are people of color, low-income individuals, young people, and LGBTQ individuals. People who are already burdened with insufficient access to healthcare.

We need to stand together for a just and equal America that treats all human beings equally.

We collectively support all the various healthcare and professional organizations that are advocating for comprehensive women's health care.