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The Women of the Rio Grande Valley

  • Pilar’s Story

    Pilar could not afford surgery in the U.S. to remove a tumor in her bladder. Her family brought her to Mexico for the operation that saved her life.

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  • Paula’s Story

    Paula teaches sex-ed in the Valley, often providing the only source of reproductive health information for women in the area.

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  • Esmeralda’s Story

    Esmeralda relied on Planned Parenthood for low-cost contraceptives, and when funding was cut she got pregnant.

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    After the funding cuts, women in the Valley mobilize in support of health policies that protect their human rights.

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Pilar’s Story
Paula’s Story
Esmeralda’s Story
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About the Women of the Rio Grande Valley

The Nuestro Texas campaign shines the spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the U.S. and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supports the women of the Valley as they demand policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote their reproductive health and build stronger families and communities.

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Pilar’s Story

Pilar could not afford surgery in the U.S. to remove a tumor in her bladder. As her condition worsened and she started to hemorrhage, her family brought her to Mexico for the operation that saved her life. But she was forced to risk her life once again to cross the border and be reunited with her children.

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Paula’s Story

Paula has taught sexuality education for 13 years in the Valley. When her job at Planned Parenthood was cut, she continued holding workshops as a volunteer promotora, often providing the only source of information for women in rural areas.

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With the closure of family planning clinics and loss of services in the Valley, women are educating one another about their reproductive health and mobilizing their communities to advocate for policies that uphold their human right to health.

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Adriana’s Story

Since the deportation of Adriana’s husband and daughter, she is the sole caretaker of her young grandchildren. Pain from recurring reproductive health conditions make her worry for her own health and their future.

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About the Women of the Rio Grande Valley

The Nuestro Texas campaign shines the spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the U.S. and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supports the women of the Valley as they demand policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote their reproductive health and build stronger families and communities.

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Nuestro Texas: Comunidad, Salud y Familia

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nuestro Texas: Comunidad, Salud y Familia

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