Link to With Louisiana abortion law in limbo, these groups are giving out Plan B for free 

Reproductive health advocates are working to make sure people know the option is still here, and are trying to make it easier to get — an effort they see as especially urgent in the post-Roe world.

But they worry that emboldened anti-abortion legislators may come for it next, especially because of a longstanding misconception that the pill may cause abortions.

Source: WWNO

Link to Library likely broke Open Meetings Law in bid to fire Lafayette librarian

North Regional Library Branch Manager Cara Chance survived an attempt by Library Board of Control President Robert Judge to fire her at Monday’s meeting after Judge accused her of “willful insubordination” over a teen romance book display that included titles with LGBTQ storylines.

But the board’s actions at Monday’s meeting appear to violate the state Open Meetings Law since the agenda did not give the public notice that the board would take action on Chance’s employment.

Source: The Advertiser

Link to Acadiana sees high level of new COVID cases

Acadiana is seeing roughly 300 new cases each day over the past two weeks. The highly contagious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants are driving the uptick.

It’s a far cry from January, when about 1,500 new cases were reported per day at the peak of the omicron surge. It’s also not as high as the delta surge last September, when about 440 cases per day were reported.

Source: The Advocate