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“Let’s Talk About Sex!”, Intersectional Feminism, and Centering Women of Color in Reproductive Justice

groupphotoIn celebration of their twentieth anniversary, the national, Southern-based, and women of color focused organization SisterSong will host their third annual Let’s Talk About Sex! Conference at the Hyatt Regency Center in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 5th to October 8th. 

New Fifth Circuit Judicial Nomination Is Cause For Serious Concern.

By Megan Snider

Trump nominee for the 5th Circuit is Kyle Duncan, who is best known for representing Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court case that ruled that corporations with religious owners cannot be required to pay for insurance coverage of contraception, which Hobby Lobby’s owners believe to be a form of abortion.

Our Perspective: Why are teens having less sex and why is congress trying to stop them?

Recent studies from both the CDC and Child Development reported that teens today are having much less sex than ever before. Teens are remaining abstinent for much longer than they used to, and those who are not remaining abstinent are using more protection when they do choose to have sex. A common assumption is that high school and one’s teenage years are often a time of sexual experimentation and exploration, but it seems as though this is becoming less and less true every year.

UPDATE: Donations for Harvey Flooding Survivors

Natural disasters can have a disproportionate impact on women and families - especially during evacuations. Displacement removes you from everything familiar, but one thing that doesn't change are the basic necessities.

That is why Lift Louisiana is collecting donations of diapers, formula, and feminine hygiene products for our sisters and mothers in TX. 

Donations can be left at

Propeller, 4035 Washington Ave, New Orleans LA 

M - F from 9 am - 5 pm

Lift Louisiana Marks the Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Whole Women’s Health With a Week of Action and Awareness

Lift Louisiana is celebrating the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year to strike down two onerous Texas abortion restrictions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt with a week of action and awareness.  

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.

President’s Budget is Bad for Louisiana

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

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