WASHINGTON, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Rights Project to respond to the unprecedented assault on abortion rights in this country. A major focus of the initiative will be supporting state and local groups working on the frontlines of the fight to protect the right to abortion and expand abortion access.
WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
In March, the Trump-Pence Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a new rule that would make clinics ineligible to receive Title X funds if they provide abortions or referrals for them. The rule clearly targeted Planned Parenthood, but also has serious consequences for many patients and providers receiving Title X Family Planning Funds. The rule makes it illegal for health care providers in the Title X program to refer patients for abortion.
The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up the 2019 session last week failing women and families yet again. Here’s a rundown of what these lawmakers rejected and what they passed.
Lawmakers failed to make progress on the minimum wage, paid leave, equal pay for women and a host of other issues that would have helped women, workers, and families.