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November has been a busy month!

In addition to our conference, we helped herald the introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate through three press conferences on November 7th.  We need Senator Landrieu to co-sponsor this legislation today!

Since November is National Adoption Month, we want to reinterate that caring for children in crisis through adoption is a way we can live out of our pro-life convictions. Read Sarah's article to learn more about the need for foster and adoptive families. 

In this issue, you will also find out about our new membership program and the upcoming Louisiana Life March in Baton Rouge and Shreveport this January.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,  

Benjamin Clapper

CONFERENCE VIDEOS!

Our Louisiana Needs Peace Conference in New Orleans on November 1-2 was a great success! Couldn't make it? Don't worry!

View photos from the event online or visit our YouTube Channel to hear some of our conference sessions including:

Social Injustice of Abortion
Ryan Bomberger

Women's Health and Abortion
Led by Wendy Vitter

Obamacare and Abortion Panel
Featuring Sen. Vitter and Con. Cao

Standing For Life in the Face of Adversity: Sen. Elbert Guillory

Candlelight Vigil Address
Archbishop Aymond

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that since 1974 New Orleans Right to Life has published Right to Life Calenders to showcase the beauty of life through photos of babies and children in our community?

The 2014 Calendar is available today and is full of beautiful babies!

Visit our website today to see all the babies of 2014 and purchase your calender.

Louisiana Life March

Around the anniversary of Roe V. Wade, thousands of Louisianians gather to witness to the dignity of human life and to march for an abortion-free Louisiana.

We are happy to announce that this year we will be holding two Louisiana Life Marches to serve both northern and southern Louisiana. 

BATON ROUGE - January 18th
SHREVEPORT - January 25th

Please make plans to attend today and spread the word!

SUPPORT US!

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.

Donate to Louisiana Right to Life Foundation!

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Dangerous & Deadly Homes:

Why We Should Care About Hurting Childen 


By: Sarah Jones Zagorski

From its inception, the pro-life movement in America has united under one fundamental belief: human life from fertilization to natural death merits our respect and protection. This belief has inspired thousands to initiate everything from pro-life education and outreach initiatives, to legislative action.

It is because of these efforts that the pro-life movement has witnessed remarkable breakthroughs, such as the passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act through the U.S House and its introduction in the Senate.

However, despite pro-life advancements, one pro-choice argument continues to surface and impact the convictions of Americans. It is the argument that justifies abortion because of problems within the family, such as child abuse and neglect.  You might have heard someone say before, "Every child a wanted child."  The believers of this position see that children will be left abused, hungry, and unwanted, and therefore, endorse abortion as a method to prevent this situation. This argument is heard in schools, legislatures, and in the media.

Without question, this argument rests on the illogical and insidious assumption that killing a child through abortion is an antidote for abuse.  Instead of confronting the real problems in our society, they want to increase the rate of abortion on what they consider "vulnerable" populations.  We believe the tagline should be "Every child a valued child". 

While we know know that social ills can never justify the travesty of abortion, they should bring our attention to a very important fact: there are children living in dangerous and even deadly homes.        

According to the Administration of Children and Families approximately 5 children die every day because of child abuse and in 2011 alone, there were 3 million reported cases of abuse. Studies find that children with histories of abuse are more likely to exhibit violent behavior, struggle with additions and participate in substance abuse. 

While these statistics on abuse and neglect are startling and need to be addressed immediately, the pro-life movement must continue to show our nation that abortion is not a solution to ending the suffering of children. We must instead look to both adoption of infants and adoption of foster children as essential elements of the solution to these real problems.

Because of our oath to protect all life, we must work to save children from becoming another one of these statistics. Possibly for you, this means supporting adoption initiatives or assisting families that are fostering children. It could even mean adopting a child of your own. If we really want our society to reject abortion, we must care about the countless children right in front of us who are going to bed hungry and fighting to simply stay alive, and the unborn children whose lives are being threatened by abortion. Every child deserves to be loved, protected, and given the gift of life.

Want to get more involved in adoption? 

  • Attend the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home "127 Conference" this Saturday, November 16th, in Alexandria focused on Foster Care and Adoption Ministries.
  • Our friends at the Louisiana Family Forum are working to encourage churches and families to take an active role in foster adoption.  Call them at 225.344.8533 to see how you can help.

Become a Luminary Member:    Join Us to Stand For Life  

Louisiana Right to Life is lighting the way to a pro-life Louisiana, and we invite you to join us to further our mission of building grassroots efforts in our great state. For only $25 a year as an individual $50 for churches or organizations, you will partner with us in educating & uniting Louisiana, reaching women in need, and protecting life at the Legislature.

As a Luminary Member, you can choose to donate monthly, annually, or give a one time  gift. At any level, you will receive a "I Stand for Life" Magnet and Sticker for your car, Louisiana Right to Life's new publication, called "The Luminary", and have access to news and updates.

Help us reach our goal of getting 2,014 members by January 1, 2014! If you're ready to stand for life, visit ProLifeLouisiana.org/Member to join.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 20, 2013: Pro-Life Town Hall in Pineville, LA at LA College

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 (register now!)

Mar. 7- 9, 2014: Camp Joshua Covington (register now!)

April 4 - 6, 2014: Camp Joshua Baton Rouge (register now!)

July 27 - 31, 2014: Joshua Leadership Institute

 

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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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