Lawsuit filed in federal district court challenging the seven abortion restrictions passed in Louisiana this year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Women’s Rights Advocates to Rally Thursday at Governor’s Mansion
Supporters target Louisiana Legislature’s attacks on women’s health, economic opportunities
Lift Louisiana invites you to Rally for Women June 2nd
This legislative session lawmakers continued to ignore the poor economic and health outcomes of women in Louisiana and have imposed even more barriers to health care access. This kind of action cannot continue.
It’s time to let our lawmakers know that women deserve respect!
WE know what needs to be done and WE will continue to fight for women.
Reproductive health advocates expressed disappointment at the Governor’s support for laws that create barriers for women seeking abortion
New Orleans, LA (May 23, 2016) – Last Thursday, Governor Edwards quietly signed two new laws that restrict access to abortion. The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom is concerned about the impact of these laws and several others making their way to the governor’s desk soon.
Last Thursday, Governor Edwards quietly signed two new laws that restrict access to abortion in Louisiana.
HB 386, now Act 97, triples the state’s mandated delay, forcing women seeking abortions to wait at least 72 hours between obtaining state-mandated counseling and the abortion.
The governor also signed HB 488, which unnecessarily requires abortion providers to be board certified ob/gyns and makes it more difficult for capable and trained physicians who want to perform abortions to get licensed to do so in Louisiana.
Most women in Louisiana will have to wait three days to get an abortion under House Bill 386 which made it over its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday when the Louisiana House, as expected, approved minor wording changes to the bill. The bill will now go to the Governor for his signature.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2016
Louisiana Senate Decides to Triple the Waiting Period for Abortion
Reproductive health advocates express disappointment with the vote
New Orleans, LA (May 3, 2016) – The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom expressed serious disappointment that the Louisiana Senate voted today 34-4 to impose an unnecessary, burdensome obstacle in the path of women seeking abortions.