Since 1973, the state of Louisiana has enacted 89 abortion restrictions, more—by far—than any other state in the nation. This number, newly released by Guttmacher Institute state policy analysts today, is key context for the March 4 Supreme Court oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Gee.
Cross-posted from the Guttmacher Institute
The federal contraceptive coverage guarantee is back before the U.S. Supreme Court, with affordable access to birth control yet again threatened by policymakers and employers opposed to reproductive health and rights.
Louisiana has been in the news nearly every day as we get ready for the Supreme Court to hear our challenge to a law that would close every clinic that provides abortion in our state except one. But we have also seen an incredible outpouring of support here and across the nation. We remain committed to working for a healthier, stronger state where our rights our protected and we can all live with dignity.