​Federal Judge Temporarily Bars Enforcement of Louisiana Abortion Law

Yet another federal judge has blocked the enforcement of an anti-abortion law (in yet another Southern state) that most likely would have led to the closure of all five of Louisiana's abortion clinics. Of course allowing clinics to continue providing safe and legal abortions is a great thing, but the decision isn't… » 9/02/14 9:50am 9/02/14 9:50am

Autopsy Reveals Louisiana Cops Lied About Shooting of Suspect in Custody

A few months ago, a 22-year-old black man suffered a gunshot wound in the back of a police car after being arrested by Louisiana State Police. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter in a hospital. The police report claims he shot himself in the back, and his death was ruled a suicide. But an autopsy has found that… » 8/24/14 12:40pm 8/24/14 12:40pm

Awful Law Would Force Brain Dead Pregnant Women to Incubate Fetuses

A new law waiting to be signed into law by Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal would require that pregnant and brain dead women be kept on life support, regardless of the stated wishes of her family. If the pro-life crowd is trying to disprove accusations that they only care about women to the extent that they are… » 6/13/14 3:50pm 6/13/14 3:50pm

Women in the South Are Rapidly Losing Abortion Access

On Wednesday, the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would impose strict and unnecessary regulations on abortion providers. If Gov. Bobby Jindal signs it into law — and he's indicated that he will — at least three of the state's five clinics will be forced to close. » 5/22/14 5:00pm 5/22/14 5:00pm

Sorry, But a Plan B Database Won't Keep People From Having Sex

Last week, a Louisiana Democrat filed a bill in the state's legislator she's calling the "Unsafe Abortion Protection Acts." Like most laws that ostensibly "protect" women from one of the statistically safest medical procedures, the bill doesn't do anything the pretty words in its name suggest. In fact, the way the… » 3/10/14 1:10pm 3/10/14 1:10pm

Did a Horrifying Real Satanic Sex Abuse Case Inspire True Detective?

In a recent interview, True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto told Entertainment Weekly that his hit show's fictional inspirations range from high literature to low pulp. But it seems the show drew inspiration from elsewhere as well — an incredibly horrifying real case of satanism and sexual abuse in rural Louisiana in… » 2/28/14 5:15pm 2/28/14 5:15pm

Ladies: Stay Away from Louisiana

The Center for American Progress recently released a thorough analysis of how women are faring in all 50 states. It is not a fun read! The worst state to live in if you're a woman is Louisiana, where women who work full-time earn only 67 percent of what men earn — that's worse than the national average of 77 cents to… » 9/25/13 1:20pm 9/25/13 1:20pm

Louisiana Republican Would Ban Pride Flag from Government Buildings

Over the weekend in Louisiana, a rag-tag team of miserable dinosaurs began to assemble. Their goal? To ensure that we can no longer display the gay pride flag on Louisiana government property — because an emblem of equal rights for all American citizens is an affront to American values. Miserable dinosaur logic is the… » 7/08/13 3:30pm 7/08/13 3:30pm

Louisiana Congressman Is Pressuring University to Drop Its LGBT Studies…

A Republican congressman from Louisiana named Jeff Landry is trying to claw his way back into office, and, in order to prove to constituents that he's serious about serious issues (like jobs and such), he's pushing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to forsake its LGBT studies minor because, according to Landry,… » 8/26/12 8:15pm 8/26/12 8:15pm