Abortions Could Still Be Performed in New Orleans on Federally Owned Land

June 28, 2022

Despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that allows state governments the right to determine a woman’s access to safe and legal abortions, Louisiana women may still have an opportunity to receive the procedure in an approved health care setting. City Council President Helena Moreno tweeted recently that “solutions for #roevwadeoverturned include providing services on […]

Torturing the Mentally Ill: Louisiana Bill Could End Solitary Confinement for Mentally Ill People

April 27, 2021

A bill to stop people with serious mental illnesses from being incarcerated in solitary confinement has been deferred to next week’s agenda in the Louisiana House of Representatives.  The bill, HB 68, was authored by Representative Mandie Landry. In the past, Landry successfully championed a bill that prohibited Louisiana prisons from putting pregnant women in […]

State Reps. Landry and Freeman File Bills That Address LGBTQ Discrimination

April 13, 2021

“New Orleans Pride – Rainbow Flag” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  Two bills have been pre-filed for the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session that could prove to be positive advancements for the LGBTQ+ community. In stark contrast to the anti-transgender legislation proposed by other legislators, these bills seek to reduce discrimination because […]

State Representative Mandie Landry Fights to Decriminalize Prostitution

March 7, 2021

Prostitution is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In most of the United States, sex work is unregulated, thus denying rights that accrue to other workers. With sex work criminalized, workers are reluctant to report crimes committed against them. Sex trafficking is more pervasive than many people care to acknowledge. According to the World […]

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