National Latina Institute’s Jessica Gonzålez-Rojas sent a letter to Secretary Sebelius expressing concern, where she wrote,
“The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is committed to ensuring the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities. We commend your department’s work on numerous initiatives that positively affect Latinas’ reproductive health, including its contraceptive mandate to its work on cervical cancer. As a continuation of this good work, we hope you would welcome the opportunity to discuss with us our concerns regarding your decision to block the FDA from widening access to emergency contraception after FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg deemed the drug “safe and effective” for all ages.”
In light of mounting concerns regarding age restrictions and access to emergency contraception, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) has formally requested a meeting with the Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.