Louisiana Considered: LaPlace residents weigh options after Hurricane Ida
- Patrick Madden hosted this episode of Louisiana Considered.
- In a story originally aired Friday on NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Sarah McCammon and Gulf States Newsroom reporter Shalina Chatlani talk with residents of LaPlace about why they choose to remain in the city despite repeatedly being subjected to extreme tropical weather conditions.
- In another story by Sarah McCammon aired last Thursday, she reports on the impact of Texas’ 6-week abortion ban in Louisiana. Unable to find a clinic in their state, many Texas residents seeking abortions traveled to Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport. Louisiana’s abortion laws are only marginally less restrictive than those in Texas, but the clinic became became the nearest option for many people to get a safe abortion.