Last week, bills that would raise the minimum wage and support Equal Pay for Women by stopping pay secrecy and protecting discussion about wages made it out of a committee and now the entire Louisiana Senate will vote on them soon.
Often getting women in the door of their facilities under the guise of free pregnancy tests and free ultrasounds, crisis pregnancy centers, on their face, don’t look all that bad. However, inside those doors, women are often faced with highly anti-choice propaganda from people who they may have mistakenly misunderstood to be medical professionals or doctors who could help them in their times of need.
Last week, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC), which operates two clinics in Louisiana, filed a lawsuit against the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) for it’s unconstitutional attempts to prevent the clinics from providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. Lift Louisiana fully supports this challenge, which is now the fifth lawsuit pending against LDH’s burdensome and unconstitutional attacks on reproductive health and abortion providers.
On Monday, the Senate will vote on S. 2133, a nationwide ban on abortions past 20 weeks. Voices from Louisianans, who know that this restriction harms patients, are essential to defeating it. Please call today!
Emergency contraception is birth control that you use after you have had unprotected sex—if you did not use birth control or your regular birth control failed. Emergency contraception should be used as soon as possible within three to five days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. ECPs are more effective the sooner you take them. Emergency contraception does not work if you are already pregnant.
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Please Save the Date for the Justice for Louisiana Women Lobby Day 2018
This legislative advocacy day educates Louisiana residents, students and professionals about important legislation affecting Louisiana's women, their families and their communities. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the legislative process and get a "hands-on" lobbying experience of talking with state legislators about important policy issues.