Latest Updates

LBP on Medicaid work requirements

Gov. John Bel Edwards said this week that his administration is "actively working" to develop a work requirement plan for able-bodied Medicaid recipients. The governor's announcement came on the same week that President Donald Trump's administration announced that it would start approving such plans, which had never before been allowed in the Medicaid program.

We are marching again...

The 2017 Women's Marches across the country began a wave of activism that this country has not seen in decades. We are now sponsoring the 2018 New Orleans Women's March to show that the fight is no where near over.

What will become of Title X?

At this point, we know that the conservatives in Congress and the administration’s agenda is to attack and undermine sexual and reproductive health and rights. Now they are reaching beyond abortion and going after family planning and contraception. Some have suggested drastically undermining or outright eliminating the Title X Family Planning Program by directing all current funding to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites.

Our Perspective: Sex Ed that is Far Overdue - Inclusivity for the LGBTQ

Without comprehensive sexual education, all students are being harmed. However, some groups of students suffer more than others from a lack of education and resources in their schools. Students identifying as LGBTQ are being disadvantaged when schools refuse to provide them with any more than the bare minimum information that we often see being taught in sex ed. classrooms. Most sex ed. classes strictly discuss heterosexual sex and relationships, disadvantaging LGBTQ students.

Stop the Religious Objections to Birth Control Coverage

The Trump administration announced last week two rules that will restrict access to birth control, by allowing employers, health insurance providers, and universities that claim a religious or moral objection to drop insurance coverage for contraception.

The rules affect the Affordable Care Act’s requirements that contraceptive be covered in employees’ insurance plans. This requirement allowed millions of women to access birth control – now the administration wants to let your boss decide whether you should have birth control.

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