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The Ninth Circuit just allowed the Trump administration's dangerous gag rule to go into effect in every state except Maryland.

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.

2019 Legislative Summary

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.


Economic Justice

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.

City Council Introduces Resolution Condeming the Six Week Abortion Ban

Today, New Orleans City Council President Helena Moreno and Vice President Jason Williams will introduce a resolution condemning the abortion measure signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards this week that would ban abortions in Louisiana at around six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest.