The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a lower court on Wednesday, ruling that Louisiana cannot deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics for non-abortion procedures.
This week Philando Castile and Alton Sterling were the two most recent victims to die at the hands of police officers, bringing the number of black people killed by police so far in 2016 to at least 136 individuals.
Even as the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked enforcement of a Louisiana TRAP law that would have left the state with only one abortion provider, anti-abortion politicians continue to propose an onslaught of legislation that could shutter the state’s four remaining abortion clinics for good.
Last week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's administration filed an appeal notice at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans after a federal judge ordered his administration to cease efforts to strip Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood in the state.
As investigations in the Planned Parenthood fall flat, anti-choice Republican legislators are moving to pull funding at a state level.
A US Federal agency warns Louisiana and Alabama of against defunding Planned Parenthood.
The Louisiana health department has allowed Planned Parenthood to apply for a license to provide abortion services in New Orleans, backtracking on a previous rule that barred the organization from opening a clinic in the city.
Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R) pre-filed a personhood bill this week calling for a constitutional amendment that would give full legal rights to a fetus, ban many forms of birth control, in vitro fertilization, as well as some health care procedures for pregnant women.
The regulations restrict a clinic’s ability to operate and provide clinics with little ability to adapt to unforeseen changes and circumstances - and what's more troubling, they could cause confidentiality issues for both patients and staff.
Senator Vitter from Louisiana last week introduced four bills in the Senate that are all against reproductive choice.
Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
In states with close races for Senate seats or highly contested ballot measures, early voting allows for a glimpse of what may be in November.
A federal judge ruled that Louisiana has the right to ban same-sex marriage in the state and to refuse to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
The Labor Day weekend marked two major victories in the battle for reproductive justice in Texas and Louisiana.
Friday, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined a federal lawsuit challenging a Louisiana TRAP law set to take effect September 1.
"It's an encroachment on my right as a neighbor."
HB 1274 requires physicians to to keep brain-dead women who are at least 20 weeks pregnant on mechanical support if there is a chance the fetus is viable.
The Louisiana Senate voted 34-3 to pass an omnibus abortion bill yesterday that would limit access to abortion in the state by imposing burdensome regulations on abortion providers and forcing women to wait longer to obtain an abortion.
Pro-choice activists who traveled to Baton Rouge are hosting a celebratory rally this afternoon.