On this Giving Tuesday, many of us find ourselves, we find ourselves faced with unprecedented uncertainties not only at the federal level, but also in Louisiana, a state that has been increasingly hostile to women’s health and may be even more empowered to impose harsher barriers to healthcare and information.
In Louisiana, we understand very well the dramatic impact that the President, Congress and the Courts have on the rights of women. That is why so many of us are concerned and maybe even scared about our future. We may be devastated, but we must also be determined.
Determined to stand up for justice. Determined to stand up for equality and equity. Determined to protect and defend the reproductive rights of all women, of all ages, in this state.
Women receiving Medicaid will continue to be able to obtain family planning and other health services from their trusted healthcare provider
New Orleans, LA (September 15, 2016) – Lift Louisiana applauds the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision this week that ensures low-income and poor women can continue to get Medicaid-funded healthcare services at Planned Parenthood facilities in the state.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016
Advocates for Women and Families Host Community Meeting
WHAT: Advocates for women, children and families will host Louisiana: The State of Women and Families, a forum that brings together community members and leaders to learn about and discuss the issues that matter to women and families in North Louisiana.
It has been several weeks since the devastating flooding in the Baton Rouge area and hundreds of families are still struggling. Many have not been able to return to their homes and are still in need of basic necessities and financial contributions.
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the day women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. Lift Louisiana commemorates this day by noting some of issues that are holding women back in our state from achieving equality.
The Louisiana Public Health Institute invites you to join an Adolescent Health in Louisiana webinar series.
Adolescent Health Webinar Series
• Want to learn about how to implement Comprehensive Sex Education in your school, or with partner organizations?
• Ever wondered about what rights Minors have in accessing health care?
• Would you like to know more about the reproductive health status of youth in Louisiana as told through the voices of young people, clinicians and community based organizations?