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.
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
Today, a judge heard brief arguments in Louisiana's 19th Judicial District Court about whether to put litigation on hold that challenges the Louisiana Department of Health's (the Department) regulations of abortion clinics.
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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.
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.