Lift pursues impact litigation in defense of reproductive rights and provides legal advocacy for patients and providers. Lift provides these services to eligible healthcare providers and patients using strategies developed by an advisory board of diverse legal experts.
This week, the president unveiled his proposed budget and the news is not good for low-income Americans or Louisiana. This budget reflects this administrations lack of empathy for the millions of Americans who are struggling in poverty, which includes many families in Louisiana. We have provided a brief summary of some of the most devastating impacts of this budget below.
Guts funding for Medicaid and repeals the Affordable Care Act
Did you know that in Louisiana, the law prohibits "testing, quizzing, or surveying students about their personal or family beliefs or practices in sex, morality, or religion"?
Senate Bill 85 which would allow Louisiana Department of Education and Department of Health to anonymously survey students about their sexual risk behaviors is being considered by the Senate this week.
Please call/email your Senators TODAY to ask them to support this bill. FIND OUT WHO YOUR STATE SENATOR IS HERE
The legislative session is picking up speed. Here is what has happened with several of the bills we are tracking.
The Good News...
Lift Louisiana Launches State-Focused Lies into Laws Education Campaign
Last Thursday’s passage of the Republican health care plan in the House is devastating. Already marginalized communities, including communities of color, the poor, elderly, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, women, and immigrants will be most impacted by the plan. The scale of the damage that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would cause is huge: an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. would be negatively impacted.
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Now, can you spread the word about the ways Louisiana lawmakers are turning lies into laws?
Read and share this Guttmacher Institute article! It finds Louisiana is tied for #2 in the country for the state with the most lies about abortion that have become laws.