Funding Lies: Louisiana's Alternatives to Abortion Initiative Report 2022
This report outlines the development and public funding of Louisiana’s Alternatives to Abortion Initiative, administered by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), which diverts public dollars away from families in need and into this program.
Each year, Louisiana funnels more than a million taxpayer dollars to 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. Since 2011, Louisiana has awarded at least $11,324,953 in grants through this program.
Through public records requests, Lift Louisiana received contracts and financial reports submitted to DCFS from July 2017 to June 2018 as well as information about the amount of funding contractors and subcontractors have received from 2011-2018.
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