Advisory Board

Arianna Baseman is originally from South Florida. Her previous work experience includes the Women's Education and Research Institute in Washington D.C. where she worked as a Women's Health Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California.  She served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in the Dominican Republic and worked there with a small community based organization focused on generational poverty reduction. After returning to New Orleans, Baseman worked as a Bilingual Post Release Services Case Manager for Jewish Family Service.

In the Courts

Lift Louisiana’s litigation program provides critical legal support for reproductive rights by protecting clinics from closing, protecting providers from losing their licenses, and defending people's ability to access reproductive healthcare. Lift provides these services to eligible healthcare providers and patients using strategies developed by an advisory board of diverse legal experts.

The budget cannot be fixed without new revenue

Cross-posted from Louisiana Budget Project

House budget targets hospitals and college students

Facing a $648 million "fiscal cliff" caused by expiring tax revenue, a divided Louisiana House approved an operating budget Thursday that includes deep cuts to health care services for low-income families and TOPS college scholarships. Needing 53 votes to pass the bill, House leadership mustered 55 votes to send the flawed proposal to the Senate.  The Advocate's Elizabeth Crisp reports:

Louisiana Senators Advance Unconstitutional Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2018

Louisiana Senators Advance Unconstitutional Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks

New proposal very likely to end up in court

New Orleans, LA - On Tuesday, the the members of the Judiciary C Committee in the Louisiana Senate approved a proposal by Senator John Milkovich that would that would ban abortion after 15 weeks from conception.