Re: HHS-9928-RFI Regarding Faith-Based Organizations
In recent months, conservatives in the U.S. House have introduced and pushed forward two restrictions on abortion access that would spread the suffering of Louisiana's women across the nation.
The new tax cut proposals in Congress seem to largely benefit the rich and corporations, at the expense of low- and middle-income Americans, Americans with disabilities, and Americans with dependents and American women. No big surprise after seeing the various failed health care proposals.
Who would be impacted?
People who need childcare
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the federally designated statewide coalition of shelters, non-residential programs and individuals working to end domestic violence in Louisiana
At this point, we know that the conservatives in Congress and the administration’s agenda is to attack and undermine sexual and reproductive health and rights. Now they are reaching beyond abortion and going after family planning and contraception. Some have suggested drastically undermining or outright eliminating the Title X Family Planning Program by directing all current funding to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites.
Without comprehensive sexual education, all students are being harmed. However, some groups of students suffer more than others from a lack of education and resources in their schools. Students identifying as LGBTQ are being disadvantaged when schools refuse to provide them with any more than the bare minimum information that we often see being taught in sex ed. classrooms. Most sex ed. classes strictly discuss heterosexual sex and relationships, disadvantaging LGBTQ students.
Understanding how lawmakers are voting on policies impacting women's health and wellbeing is critical to holding them accountable. Lift Louisiana has created profiles for Louisiana's lawmakers that advocates can use. We will continue to update these and include additional Parishes so please check back frequently.
Sexual Health Education