Abortion

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]

 

Explore the links below for more information on the facts about abortion.

Senate committee takes historic vote to support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Louisiana Lawmakers Finally Acknowledge Women Deserve Equal Rights

New Orleans, LA (May 31, 2017) – A Louisiana Senate committee voted today to move favorably on SCR 45, a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The resolution was introduced by Yvonne Colomb and is co-sponsored by Senators Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson.

Minimum Wage

RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE

Louisiana is one of five states that lacks any minimum wage law 
Minimum wage is set at the federal minimum wage - $7.25 an hour. Women are significantly more likely than men to earn the minimum wage. 

  • 300,000 children in Louisiana have at least one parent who would benefit from a higher minimum wage. 

  • 7 out of 10 Louisiana women make minimum wage.

Womens Economic Value

Lift Louisiana supports economic policies that will improve the financial health of women and families.

Many women are responsible for the economic well-being of their families. 

More than 278,000 family households in Louisiana state are headed by women and 104,572 family households
have incomes that fall below the poverty level.
  • 2o.7% of working-age women had incomes below the poverty line in 2015.

  • 28% of Louisiana's children live in families who had incomes below the poverty line in 2015.

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