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Striking Down Unnecessary Regulations of Abortion Clinics

09.11.18 - (PRESS RELEASE)

Lift Louisiana took a crucial step today towards protecting women’s access to reproductive health care in Louisiana.  Attorneys working with the reproductive rights organization filed a motion asking a Louisiana court to strike down medically unnecessary regulations regarding abortion clinics.

Make a stand to #SaveSCOTUS

This week, the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are starting. Senate Republicans are trying to ram through Kavanaugh's confirmation before his record has been fully reviewed, and we can't let them succeed.

The process has been flawed from the start. This president promised to nominate only justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We must take him at his word – and our senators should too.

Lift Louisiana Opposed the Trump Administration's "Gag Rule"

On Tuesday July 31st, the US Department of Health and Human Services will stop taking public comments on their proposed “gag rule” that prohibits doctors and other health care providers that participate in the nation’s Title X family planning program from even talking about abortion care with their patients. 

Lift Louisiana has submitted substantive comments on behalf of Louisiana's women, their families and their communities. You can read them here.

Louisiana Women’s Rights Hang in Balance as Trump Announces Supreme Court Nominee

NEW ORLEANS, LA—July 10, 2018—Monday night the President announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh, from the federal appeals court in the D.C. Circuit, as his nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following Justice Kennedy’s retirement at the end of this month. The President made his selection based on a list of candidates provided by conservative organizations with an agenda that includes restricting abortion access. The President also made clear in prior statements that his pick for the Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

US Supreme Court Decides Fake Clinics Don't Have to Tell Truth

In a 5–4 decision on Tuesday in NIFLA v. Becerra, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a challenge to a California law that required reproductive health clinics in California, including crisis pregnancy centers, disclose certain information to patients. The question in this case is whether these notice requirements violate the First Amendment.

The law had two requirements:

Lift Louisiana Demands an End to Family Separations at the U.S. Border

Lift Louisiana stands completely with immigrant families regardless of their citizenship status. We emphatically condemn the racist, xenophobic and inhumane actions of the Trump Administration, particularly Jeff Sessions, Steven Miller and the Department of Homeland Security and immigration enforcement. The administration continues to demonize those who wish to enter our country in search of a better life. We know that families are stronger together, especially when facing an uncertain future and fleeing trauma and oppression.

PUBLIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WILL RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT HARMFUL, MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IN LOUISIANA

The biggest threat to Louisiana women’s ability to access quality abortion care is politicians in the state. That is the key message of a new public education campaign launched today by Lift Louisiana, a leading reproductive rights advocacy organization, and supported by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

Advocates for Women’s Health Admonish the Louisiana Legislature for Attacks on Women and Families

Advocates for women’s health will host a Press Conference on Friday, May 18 to demand politicians focus the last days of this legislative session on improving health care access, the vital social services network, and economic justice for Louisiana women and families.   For the last several months politicians in the capitol have failed to deliver justice for Louisiana women.

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