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BREAKING: Lift Releases New Report Exposing Fake Clinics

Each year, Louisiana funnels more than a million taxpayer dollars to the Alternatives to Abortion Initiative (AAI), a network of 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.

Supreme Court Will Hear Texas Abortion Ban Cases

Last week the Supreme Court granted requests to hear the challenges to SB 8, the law which has decimated abortion access in Texas, setting oral arguments in both cases for November 1. The Court decided NOT to block the law while they consider these cases. We look forward to patients and providers having their day in court, but it’s devastating that the Supreme Court has allowed this blatantly unconstitutional law to remain in place. 

Lift Louisiana Takes Louisiana Lawmakers To Court Over Abortion Restrictions That Violate State Constitution

BATON ROUGE, LA - Reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates have filed suit in state court in Baton Rouge, challenging a Louisiana law that will delay or even preclude abortion access for young people by implementing harmful restrictions that limit young people’s access to the court system.

Two new bills targeting abortion have been signed by the Governor

Governor Edwards has signed two controversial abortion bills, HB 578 and HB 357, meaning both bills will become laws. We at Lift Louisiana are extremely disappointed in Governor Edwards’ action which will result in physicians being forced to deliver to their patients deceitful information and more young people struggling to access abortion through judicial bypass. 

Breaking: Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Ban Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear a case involving a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregancy. Mississippi passed this law in 2018, and it was immediately blocked and declared unconstitutional by a lower federal court with the decision later upheld by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This ruling affirmed the core tenet of Roe, that prevents state laws from banning abortions prior to viability, when a fetus can sustain life outside the womb.

SCOTUS takes up it's first challenge to Roe with newly confirmed Justice Barrett

Yesterday the Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court. Her confirmation comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to review the Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade, setting up a potential reversal of that landmark decision. READ MORE

We Lost A Righteous Woman

It is difficult to articulate the devastation that I felt last light when I learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Like so many others, I affectionately thought of her as RBG, and for me, she was the fiercest champion for gender equality.