Women's Rights

Louisiana has three new abortion laws: Here’s what they do

Louisiana has three new laws aimed at restricting and deterring abortion. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who opposes abortion, announced last week he...

In this legislative session, Louisiana Republicans flipped the meaning of discrimination...

During a committee meeting where he voted against legislation that sought to protect Louisiana’s LGBTQ renters from housing discrimination, Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Oil City)...

Rep. Malinda White pulls domestic abuse bill after she reportedly threatens...

One of the Louisiana Legislature’s most outspoken advocates for abused women withdrew her bill expanding the definition of domestic abuse a day after she...

‘Pink tax’ exemption heads to Gov. Edwards for approval

The Louisiana Legislature passed the so-called “pink tax” exemption bill on Thursday, proposing a state sales tax exemption on feminine hygiene products and diapers....

Louisiana Legislature declines to create Office of Women’s Health

The Louisiana Department of Health won’t get an Office of Women’s Health anytime soon. House Bill 193, introduced by Rep. Denise Marcelle (D-Baton Rouge), which...

Louisiana may require medical staff to suggest ‘abortion reversal’ is possible

Louisiana lawmakers are close to approving a new law that would require medical professionals to tell a woman using medication to terminate a pregnancy...

Louisiana Senate scuttles post-pregnancy Medicaid extension

The Louisiana Senate Finance Committee killed legislation Thursday that would have allowed people who were pregnant to stay on Medicaid for a year postpartum....

Bills responding to sexual misconduct scandal at LSU move closer to...

In response to reports of inaction and negligence from LSU officials in the face of TItle IX violations, the both chambers of the Louisiana...

‘Pink tax’ exemption on tampons and diapers passes House

The so-called “pink tax” exemption bill, which would establish a state sales tax exemption on feminine hygiene products and diapers, passed the Louisiana House...

Black lawmaker wearing her hair natural fights for right of all...

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles narrowly advanced through Civil Law and Procedure by a 8-7 vote, with Chairman Gregory...

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