Each year, Louisiana funnels more than a million taxpayer dollars to the Alternatives to Abortion Initiative (AAI), a network of anti-abortion pregnancy centers that do not directly provide medical services. Rather, these centers push inaccurate medical information and religious content using tax dollars. There is no oversight of this program, no accountability for the contractors and subcontractors, and no reporting that indicates this program is meeting the goals of the state or federal programs that are providing the funding.
Last week the Supreme Court granted requests to hear the challenges to SB 8, the law which has decimated abortion access in Texas, setting oral arguments in both cases for November 1. The Court decided NOT to block the law while they consider these cases. We look forward to patients and providers having their day in court, but it’s devastating that the Supreme Court has allowed this blatantly unconstitutional law to remain in place.
BATON ROUGE, LA - Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates have filed suit in state court in Baton Rouge, challenging a Louisiana law that will delay or even preclude abortion access for young people by implementing harmful restrictions that limit young people’s access to the court system.