On this Giving Tuesday, many of us find ourselves, we find ourselves faced with unprecedented uncertainties not only at the federal level, but also in Louisiana, a state that has been increasingly hostile to women’s health and may be even more empowered to impose harsher barriers to healthcare and information.
In Louisiana, we understand very well the dramatic impact that the President, Congress and the Courts have on the rights of women. That is why so many of us are concerned and maybe even scared about our future. We may be devastated, but we must also be determined.
Determined to stand up for justice. Determined to stand up for equality and equity. Determined to protect and defend the reproductive rights of all women, of all ages, in this state.
Women receiving Medicaid will continue to be able to obtain family planning and other health services from their trusted healthcare provider
New Orleans, LA (September 15, 2016) – Lift Louisiana applauds the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision this week that ensures low-income and poor women can continue to get Medicaid-funded healthcare services at Planned Parenthood facilities in the state.