This week several pieces of legislation worked their way through the legislature.
Reproductive health advocates warn these efforts impose dangerous obstacles for women
New Orleans, LA (April 20, 2016) – The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom expressed serious concerns about a slew of bills being considered by the House Health and Welfare Committee today.
A new Louisiana law would triple the mandatory waiting time that women have to endure while seeking an abortion.
After hearing arguments about exempting religious non-profits from providing insurance coverage that includes birth control last week, the Supreme Court asked for new proposals from both sides about how to protect religious freedom while preserving coverage for female employees under the Affordable Care Act.
Today, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell. This case is about whether an employer can use their own religious beliefs to make it more difficult, if not impossible, for workers to access essential birth control coverage.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) permits religious groups to opt-out of the healthcare law’s requirement that employer-provided health insurance cover birth control. All that religious organizations need to do to opt-out is to fill out a simple form.