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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.

Striking Down Unnecessary Regulations of Abortion Clinics

09.11.18 - (PRESS RELEASE)

Lift Louisiana took a crucial step today towards protecting women’s access to reproductive health care in Louisiana.  Attorneys working with the reproductive rights organization filed a motion asking a Louisiana court to strike down medically unnecessary regulations regarding abortion clinics.

Make a stand to #SaveSCOTUS

This week, the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are starting. Senate Republicans are trying to ram through Kavanaugh's confirmation before his record has been fully reviewed, and we can't let them succeed.

The process has been flawed from the start. This president promised to nominate only justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We must take him at his word – and our senators should too.

Lift Louisiana Opposed the Trump Administration's "Gag Rule"

On Tuesday July 31st, the US Department of Health and Human Services will stop taking public comments on their proposed “gag rule” that prohibits doctors and other health care providers that participate in the nation’s Title X family planning program from even talking about abortion care with their patients. 

Lift Louisiana has submitted substantive comments on behalf of Louisiana's women, their families and their communities. You can read them here.

Louisiana Women’s Rights Hang in Balance as Trump Announces Supreme Court Nominee

NEW ORLEANS, LA—July 10, 2018—Monday night the President announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh, from the federal appeals court in the D.C. Circuit, as his nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following Justice Kennedy’s retirement at the end of this month. The President made his selection based on a list of candidates provided by conservative organizations with an agenda that includes restricting abortion access. The President also made clear in prior statements that his pick for the Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.

US Supreme Court Decides Fake Clinics Don't Have to Tell Truth

In a 5–4 decision on Tuesday in NIFLA v. Becerra, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a challenge to a California law that required reproductive health clinics in California, including crisis pregnancy centers, disclose certain information to patients. The question in this case is whether these notice requirements violate the First Amendment.

The law had two requirements:

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