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.
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.
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.
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.