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Federal Court Rules Louisiana Can't Defund Planned Parenthood

Women receiving Medicaid will continue to be able to obtain family planning and other health services from their trusted healthcare provider

New Orleans, LA (September 15, 2016) – Lift Louisiana applauds the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision this week that ensures low-income and poor women can continue to get Medicaid-funded healthcare services at Planned Parenthood facilities in the state.

Advocates for Women and Families Host Community Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   September 1, 2016

Advocates for Women and Families Host Community Meeting

WHAT:    Advocates for women, children and families will host Louisiana: The State of Women and Families, a forum that brings together community members and leaders to learn about and discuss the issues that matter to women and families in North Louisiana.

Adolescent Health in Louisiana Webinar Series

The Louisiana Public Health Institute invites you to join an Adolescent Health in Louisiana webinar series.

Adolescent Health Webinar Series
• Want to learn about how to implement Comprehensive Sex Education in your school, or with partner organizations?
• Ever wondered about what rights Minors have in accessing health care?
• Would you like to know more about the reproductive health status of youth in Louisiana as told through the voices of young people, clinicians and community based organizations?

What Does the Decision in Whole Women's Health Mean for Louisiana Women?

Want to know more about the landmark Supreme Court decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, what it means for pending cases in Louisiana, and the future of abortion access in our state?

Join Lift Louisiana and the Center for Reproductive Rights for this webinar July 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM Central.

David Brown and Zoe Levine, Staff Attorneys with the Center for Reproductive Rights, will break it all down for you.

House Subcommittee Bill Eliminates Programs that Reduce Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

On July 7, the House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Subcommittee passed its version of the LHHS appropriations bill for FY 2017. The bill—which passed along party lines—eliminated programs critical to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy. 

Specifically, the bill:

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