The Louisiana Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would impose regulations on abortion providers, severely limiting access to abortion services in the state by closing at least three of the state’s five abortion clinics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration is moving forward with a plan to privatize some of Louisiana’s state-run hospitals, despite the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rejecting the use of federal funds that would have provided a significant source of financing for the plan.
Reproductive rights advocates at the committee hearing told RH Reality Check that once HB 388 opponents began to testify, most of the committee members left the room.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration had made deals involving the privatization of the state-run hospitals, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services informed the state on Friday that the deals do not meet federal Medicaid guidelines.
State lawmakers and anti-choice activists alike have been working to restrict access to abortion services in Louisiana, employing rhetoric and tactics that are seen by some community leaders as exploiting racial fears in Black communities.
It was a bad week for equality and social justice at the Supreme Court.
The state’s House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would prohibit a family from directing physicians to remove mechanical support from a brain-dead pregnant woman.
Straight white men benefit from sexual freedom and reproductive rights. So why do the majority of them continue to support politicians who want to take those things away? Because they know someone else will always have to pay the price.
Tennessee lawmakers proposed a dangerous new law that allows for prosecuting pregnant people, as a South Carolina woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly killing her infant while breastfeeding.
HB 305 would prohibit abortion providers and their affiliates from providing sex education materials, or speaking about sexual health, to public school students in the state.