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!
In recent months, conservatives in the U.S. House have introduced and pushed forward two restrictions on abortion access that would spread the suffering of Louisiana's women across the nation.
The new tax cut proposals in Congress seem to largely benefit the rich and corporations, at the expense of low- and middle-income Americans, Americans with disabilities, and Americans with dependents and American women. No big surprise after seeing the various failed health care proposals.
Who would be impacted?
People who need childcare
At this point, we know that the conservatives in Congress and the administration’s agenda is to attack and undermine sexual and reproductive health and rights. Now they are reaching beyond abortion and going after family planning and contraception. Some have suggested drastically undermining or outright eliminating the Title X Family Planning Program by directing all current funding to Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites.
Without comprehensive sexual education, all students are being harmed. However, some groups of students suffer more than others from a lack of education and resources in their schools. Students identifying as LGBTQ are being disadvantaged when schools refuse to provide them with any more than the bare minimum information that we often see being taught in sex ed. classrooms. Most sex ed. classes strictly discuss heterosexual sex and relationships, disadvantaging LGBTQ students.