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We hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas season!

The Louisiana pro-life movement faces the significant challenge in 2014 to engage voters in advance of the Senate election in November.  We must educate voters on how candidates stand on abortion and other life issues.  We must encourage these voters to go to the polls and be a "Life First" voter.  Your role in this mission will be essential for the future of our cause to protect innocent human life.

With your support and involvement, we look forward to answering this challenge together.  Happy New Year!

For a Pro-life Louisiana,

Benjamin Clapper

PROUDly Pro-Life Dinner

Join us as we honor Mrs. Cindy Collins as the recipient of our Proudly Pro-Life Award on January 16th, 2014. She will receive her award at our 15th Annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner!

The event is at Chateau Country Club in Kenner and begins with cocktails at 6 PM followed by dinner will at 7 PM.

Our keynote speaker will be Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, Superior General of the Sisters of Life founded by Cardinal O’Connor in 1991.

Buy your tickets today! 

In Court On Monday... 

On this coming Monday morning, January 6th, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hold a hearing to consider Planned Parenthood's lawsuit on critical aspects of the Texas law limiting abortion that was enacted this past summer. 

At question in the hearing are two provisions of law, one requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, and the other ensuring that abortion facilities follow FDA regulations when RU-486 is administered.

While it is a Texas law being considered, the outcome of the case will have important ramifications on Louisiana ability to enact similar legislation.  Stay tuned to Louisiana Right to Life's Facebook and Twitter pages for coverage from the hearing.

Read more on LifeNews.com

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Louisiana's Pro-Life New Year's Resolution:

Creat More "Life First" Voters

By:  Sarah Jones Zagorski, Communications Director              

As another year has come and gone, Louisiana citizens have the opportunity to re-commit to the pro-life cause. And if there was ever a critical year for a renewal of that commitment, 2014 is it.  In just 11 months, Louisiana voters will go to the polls to choose our U.S. Senator.  

In the coming weeks, we will be implementing a non-partisan voter education campaign across Louisiana.  We will be discussing how the candidates, including incumbent Senator Mary Landrieu, stand on the life issues.

But for now, let’s explore two preliminary questions: Why should we be concerned about a U.S. Senate election?  Why should we vote “pro-life”?

After Supreme Court Justices and the President, U.S. Senators make the most fundamental decisions with regard to the pro-life issues, including who should sit on the Supreme Court, if organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, should receive tax-funding, if health care should open the door to the subsidizing of abortion, and much more. 

If we are to make progress in legally protecting unborn children in our nation, the U.S. Senate must be pro-life.

In the pro-life movement, we work tirelessly to educate people on abortion and the ramifications legalized killing has on our society.  We discuss post-abortive syndrome and the thousands of women suffering from emotional and physical side effects from their abortions.

We use every possible moment to convince our country that this issue is of utmost importance.  Yet despite these efforts, I’m convinced that these procedures that torture and kill human beings still remain, even to some pro-lifers, an abstract concept.  

An article I recently read published in 1979 by National Review, entitled The True Confessions of One Issue Voter, discusses this further. Ambassador Grover Rees III, a Louisiana native, former U.S. Ambassador to East Timor, and good friend of Louisiana Right to Life, wrote the following:

"Still, as long as the six million abortions can be kept at arms length- even the ones that take place in the Women's Clinic, the attractive yellow brick building you pass on your way to work everyday- they will only bother you as abstractions, no more real than famine in Africa or a few random late-night murders downtown."

Back in 1979, it was six million lives.  Now in 2014, it's over 55 million.

I've heard countless comments such as, "Well, the abortion issue cannot be a factor in how to vote. It's a personal issue," or "I'm pro-life, but there are so many important issues.  Abortion is one issue among many, and I like all the other things this person does.

Wait, what? Do you mean we need to let upwards of 3,500 children die daily without any political opposition?  Shouldn't their death change the way we vote?

If our vote is not profoundly impacted by abortion, we fall into the trap of seeing the fate of the unborn child as an abstract concept that can be rationalized away.

While it may be more comfortable to keep abortion at arms length, there is absolutely nothing about babies being torn apart and then thrown in the trash for a disposal company to haul away.

There is nothing abstract about women being lied to by the abortion industry and the genocide of over 54 million children.  I don't know about you, but I'll never stop defending their lives: in my community, in my family, and with my vote.

So in 2014, here is our New Year’s resolution for Louisiana’s pro-lifers: let’s make sure that everyone understands abortion as a reality, rather than an abstraction.  By doing this, we can create more “Life First” voters in Louisiana.

Adoption: The Power of Possibiitities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

This January marks 41 years of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in the U.S., and as the pro-life movement, we know that 41 years is too many.

This year in Louisiana, we will stand to honor the 56 million lives lost at the Louisiana Life March South on January 18th.

The theme of the Louisiana Life March South is, "Adoption: The Power of Possibility".  The March will raise awareness about adoption as a life-giving and loving alternative. We will march from the Old State Capitol to the current State Capitol and gather for presentations and prayer on the steps. There will also be a "Life Ministry Mobilization" area that allows you to learn how you can get more involved.
 
We must come together from across our state to save lives and build an abortion-free Louisiana. To find out more information about the South March or to find out about the Life March in North Louisiana, visit us online or call 1.866.463.5433

Please make plans to attend and spread the word!

Upcoming Events

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

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

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

Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014Camp Joshua Ruston  (register now!)

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

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

July 27 - 31, 2014Joshua Leadership Institute

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