Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Leaders & Organizations Join In Solidarity,
We Won’t Go Back
Lift Louisiana joins 270 state and national leaders
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.
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.
On this Giving Tuesday, many of us find ourselves, we find ourselves faced with unprecedented uncertainties not only at the federal level, but also in Louisiana, a state that has been increasingly hostile to women’s health and may be even more empowered to impose harsher barriers to healthcare and information.
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.
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.
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.
It has been several weeks since the devastating flooding in the Baton Rouge area and hundreds of families are still struggling. Many have not been able to return to their homes and are still in need of basic necessities and financial contributions.