Senator Sharon Hewitt has introduced a resolution (SCR 61) to recognize May 2020 as Louisiana Abortion Recovery Awareness Month. The language included in this resolution perpetuates stigma and lies about abortion that have been used to undermine access and shame people who have abortions.
NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2020--The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom has responded to actions taken by the state attorney general. The coalition wants to ensure that patients can continue to access essential, time-sensitive abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2019 Legislative Session began today. We have to admit, we are a little excited about some of the new legislators and the progressive policies that they have introduced.
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Since 1973, the state of Louisiana has enacted 89 abortion restrictions, more—by far—than any other state in the nation. This number, newly released by Guttmacher Institute state policy analysts today, is key context for the March 4 Supreme Court oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Gee.
Cross-posted from the Guttmacher Institute
The federal contraceptive coverage guarantee is back before the U.S. Supreme Court, with affordable access to birth control yet again threatened by policymakers and employers opposed to reproductive health and rights.