Donate Toys To Children Of Incarcerated Parents

Parents giving toys to their children is a hallmark of the holiday season. For some kids whose parents don't have the resources to give them gifts, toy drives can help bring holiday cheer to children (and parents) in need. But other children will spend the holiday season away from their parents because their parents are incarcerated — and that's where this toy drive comes in.

Lift Louisiana and our partners are coordinating this toy drive so moms in prison can give holiday gifts to their children. 

Louisiana Court Invalidates Regulations of Abortion Clinics

12.06.18 - (PRESS RELEASE) - Today, a district court in Baton Rouge invalidated all of Louisiana’s current abortion clinic regulations, passed in 2015 by the Louisiana Department of Health.  Judge Janice Clark of the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge held that the state’s abortion clinic regulations are invalid because they were not properly promulgated by the department, as required by state law.  These overbroad, burdensome regulations further threatened abortion accessibility in Louisiana, where only three abortion clinics remain to serve women in the

Legislative Voting Records

As a grassroots organization that advocates on issues Lift Louisiana believes in transparency and accountability.  This voting record lets you know where your lawmakers stand on issues important to the health and wellbeing of Louisiana women, their families, and their communities, including proposals to restrict access to reproductive health care, raise the minimum wage and more.

Download the voting records to see how your legislator voted. 

The Time is Now: Policy and Practice to Reduce Maternal Mortality Risk in Louisiana’s Young Women

Lift Louisiana and LSU School of Medicine’s Reproductive Education + Advocacy Louisiana [REAL] Program invite you to join us for a special continuing medical education (CME) series focusing on current practice and policy in adolescent & young women’s health, The Time is Now: Policy and Practice to Reduce Maternal Mortality Risk in Young Women.

We Stand with Trans People

This week we learned about the Trump administration memo that seeks to define gender as either male or female, based on genitalia recorded at birth (or subsequent genetic testing). This proposal would assign gender at birth and would not allow it to be changed over the course of a person's life.

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling That Will Close Nearly All Abortion Clinics in Louisiana

Yesterday evening, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Louisiana law requiring physicians performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This ruling will likely close most if not all clinics in the state.

The Louisiana law is nearly identical to the law that was overturned in the 2016 decision by the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.