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This week at Louisiana Right to Life we are excited to announce our fall conference featuring, Ryan Bomberger from the Radiance Foundation, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi and more! Be sure to check out Sarah's article to learn about the devestating effects of abortion on women. 

Also in this edition, discover how you can participate in 40 Days for Life starting September 25th. 

For a Pro-life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper

DID YOU KNOW?

At Louisiana Right to Life, we spend great time anresources to protect unborn babies and their  mothers through pro-life legislation.

In 2012, we passed two pro-life bills that were signed by Governor Jindal. SB 90 puts stricter regulations on the abortion industry, while HB 278 protects minors from coerced abortion.

Visit our 2013 State Legislative page to find out more!

Louisiana Needs Peace Conference 

At Louisiana Right to Life, we are excited to announce our 2nd annual Pro-Life Conference. The conference and vigil will feature Archbishop Aymond and Ryan Bomberger from the Radiance Foundation. 

Also, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, an expert on the link between abortion and breast cancer, will be speaking! Registration will open Wednesday September 4th.

To find out more information and to register visit our website.

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Please consider making a charitable contribution to Louisiana Right to Life. With your generosity, we can continue our lifesaving work throughout the state, and stand as a leader throughout the nation.

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The Masquerade is Over: Abortion Hurts Women

Why Abortion Advocates are Abandoning Choice 

By: Sarah Zagorski, Communications Director

I’ve been thinking a lot about choice lately. As Americans, we're given the luxury of having all sorts of choices.  Our mornings usually start off with choices, options and alternatives. Whether that is what route we take to work, what we wear or what kind of coffee we want- we have options. Personally, I love choices. Who doesn’t? But unfortunately, when it comes to abortion, choice has turned into quite the buzzword over the last forty years.                      

Cleverly, the pro-abortion lobby coined choice back in the 70's, and they have risen its' banner ever since. However, choice is quickly being removed from pro-abortion semantics.  Choice sounds appealing, but at the end of the day, it’s simply rhetoric, a masquerade that no longer serves the pro-abortion agenda. In fact, in a recent Gallup poll, more Americans identified themselves as pro-life rather than pro-choice.

Earlier this year, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Dawn Laguens announced that they would be changing their vernacular. According to Laguens, choice has become a frivolous word.  I wonder what led them to that decision. Could it possibly be ...science, public opinion or the reality that states across America are closing abortion facilities?  Just last week, the Planned Parenthood facility that Abby Johnson formerly operated in Bryan, Texas closed their doors.

No matter how you package abortion, women are realizing that it's a damaging choice, not just for the unborn child, but for their family as well. Thousands of women have revealed to the world what choice brought them: physical and emotional pain, regret and years of heartache.

After abortion, over 65% of women suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and post abortive women are six-times more likely to commit suicide then women who have given birth.  Just as disturbing is the plethora of scientific research that connects abortion with infertility and breast cancer. According to a recent Bangladesh study published in the Journal of Dhaka Medical College, women with abortion histories are twenty times more likely to develop breast cancer. This is very troubling considering breast cancer is the greatest killing cancer among American women ranging between the ages of 20-59.

In addition, abortion advocates have to compete with scientific advances that prove babies in the womb can feel pain. Not to mention, ultrasounds that show unborn babies yawning, stretching, sucking their thumb, even smiling.  It must be difficult to masquerade how abortion hurts women and their families with a word as amateur as choice

Come to our conference this fall to hear from Dr. LanFranchi on the link between abortion and breast cancer. 

September 25th-November 3rd

It's that time of year again! Our city is joining with hundreds of other cities for the largest international pro-life mobilization in history. Over half a million volunteers worldwide have joined 40 Days For Life to protect women and babies.  Please join us! In Louisiana there will be three campaigns: Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Shreveport.   The results are astounding:

…7,536 lives saved from abortion 
…83 converted clinic workers
...
39 abortion facilities closed down

40 Days For Life features three essential components: Prayer and fasting, a peaceful vigil and community outreach. To find out how you can get involved, please view this email or contact Mary Nadeau at mnadeau@prolifelouisiana.org  

Upcoming Events

Sept. 16, 2013: Panel Discussion on Understanding Obamacare and How It Effects Doctors and Patients at River Oaks Event Center in Lafayette  (6pm-7:30)

Sept. 17, 2013: Panel Discussion on Medical Ethics in the Real World at New Orleans Baptist Seminary (7pm-8:30pm)

Sept. 25 - Nov. 3, 2013: Forty Days for Life

Nov. 1, 2013: Candlelight Vigil On Claiborne Avenue in NOLA

Nov. 2, 2013: LARTL Conference in New Orleans

Jan. 16, 2014: Proudly Pro-Life Dinner in Kenner

Jan. 18, 2014: Louisiana Life March in BATON ROUGE
(Noon to 2 PM)

Jan. 25, 2014: Louisiana Life March in SHREVEPORT
(10 AM to Noon)

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014: Camp Joshua Ruston

April 4 - 6, 2014: Camp Joshua Baton Rouge

July 27 - 31, 2014: Joshua Leadership Institute

Louisiana Right to Life, established in 1970, works through education, legislation, activism, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana by opposing abortion, euthanasia, and other life destroying actions.

 

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