Women’s Equality Day commemorates the day women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. Lift Louisiana commemorates this day by noting some of issues that are holding women back in our state from achieving equality.
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?
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.
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:
Source: Kids Count 2016
Last month, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual Kids Count report.It revealed that once again, Louisiana ranked 48th out of 50 states with more children living in poverty, with parents who are unemployed, being raised by single parents and fewer in preschool. What do we mean by more? 28 percent of children in Louisiana live in poverty, and more children are living in extreme poverty than were eight years ago.
Lawsuit filed in federal district court challenging the seven abortion restrictions passed in Louisiana this year