Often getting women in the door of their facilities under the guise of free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds, crisis pregnancy centers, on their face, don’t look all that bad. However, inside those doors, women are often faced with highly anti-choice propaganda from people who they may have mistakenly misunderstood to be medical professionals or doctors who could help them in their times of need.
Last week, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), which operates two clinics in Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) for it’s unconstitutional attempts to prevent the clinics from providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. Lift Louisiana fully supports this challenge, which is now the fifth lawsuit pending against LDH’s burdensome and unconstitutional attacks on reproductive health and abortion providers.
On Monday, the Senate will vote on S. 2133, a nationwide ban on abortions past 20 weeks. Voices from Louisianans, who know that this restriction harms patients, are essential to defeating it. Please call today!
In recent months, conservatives in the U.S. House have introduced and pushed forward two restrictions on abortion access that would spread the suffering of Louisiana's women across the nation.
The new tax cut proposals in Congress seem to largely benefit the rich and corporations, at the expense of low- and middle-income Americans, Americans with disabilities, and Americans with dependents and American women. No big surprise after seeing the various failed health care proposals.
Who would be impacted?
People who need childcare
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.