Advocates for Women and Families Host Community Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   September 1, 2016

Advocates for Women and Families Host Community Meeting

WHAT:    Advocates for women, children and families will host Louisiana: The State of Women and Families, a forum that brings together community members and leaders to learn about and discuss the issues that matter to women and families in North Louisiana.

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About Us


To educate, advocate, and litigate for policy changes needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Louisiana's women, their families, and their communities.




At Lift Louisiana, we believe all women deserve the chance to make their voices heard on the issues that impact their lives, their families, and their communities. We believe in meeting people where they are in their reproductive health journeys, and we support what they determine to be the best decisions for themselves while providing information and access to information to inform their decisions.

Abortion Restrictions

Each year, a broad cross section of U.S. women obtain abortions. As of 2014, some 60% of women having abortions were in their 20s; 59% had one or more children; 86% were unmarried; 75% were economically disadvantaged; and 62% reported a religious affiliation. Sixty-three percent of Louisiana women ages 15-44 live in Parish with no abortion clinic.[1]

Family Planning

Research demonstrates that the publicly funded family planning effort benefits women, families and society by expanding contraceptive use, preventing unintended pregnancies, and improving maternal and child health.[1] Additionally, family planning has important consequences for improving women’s self-sufficiency and their educational, social and economic outcomes.