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Marching for Louisiana

Women's March - New Orleans
Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

The Women’s March in New Orleans is a local event coinciding with the Women’s March on Washington. This is a grassroots event that is free and open to the public. 

According to the event page on Facebook:

National Day of Racial Healing

Lift Louisiana is a proud partner of a National Day of Racial Healing, led by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), with the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies, the Foundation for Louisiana and Ashe Cultural Arts Center.

Individuals, organizations and communities across the United States will participate in activities, events and actions to heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic and religious bias and build an equitable and just society so that all children can thrive.

Women’s Health Advocates Resolved to Speak Up

Contact: Michelle Erenberg, (504) 484-9636, Lift Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   January 12, 2016

Women’s Health Advocates Resolved to Speak Up

Lift Louisiana hosts training this month

Shreveport, LA (January 12, 2017) – On January 12th, Lift Louisiana will host a training,  for community leaders and advocates who want to better understand these women’s health policy, the legislative process, and how to be an effective advocate. 

We Must Protect Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Family Planning Programs

Congress  just passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government at current levels through April 28, 2017 which includes funding for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program and the Title X Family Planning Program.  

The future of funding after April 28th is uncertain. 

Lift Louisiana Responds to New Restrictions on Abortion Nationally

In the weeks since the election, several pieces of extreme abortions restrictions have popped up across the country.

Texas, following the lead of Indiana and Louisiana, issued controversial new rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal tissue, and will be the first state to enforce such a rules. The rules have no apparent exceptions for those who spontaneously abort at home, requiring women who have just suffered a miscarriage to gather fetal remains, “regardless of the period of gestation” per the law, for incineration or disinfection and interment. While Governor Greg Abbott recommends these regulations to promote the sanctity of life, medical and burial professionals deride them as expensive and unnecessary. Opponents also assert the rules will disproportionately affect women of color and low-income who already have trouble shouldering the costs of medical procedures, will discourage women from seeking medical attention in the event of a miscarriage, and will drive women to unsafe abortions.

Determined

In Louisiana, we understand very well the dramatic impact that the President, Congress and the Courts have on the rights of women. That is why so many of us are concerned and maybe even scared about our future. We may be devastated, but we must also be determined.

Determined to stand up for justice. Determined to stand up for equality and equity. Determined to protect and defend the reproductive rights of all women, of all ages, in this state.

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