2008-2011 Senate Voting Records

The following table lists the scored right to life votes in the Louisiana Senate for the 2008-2011 Legislative Term. Below the table and to the right you will find the scorecard key and the list of scored votes (listed as 1-11 in the table).

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Senator Name
Dist.P 123
45678910 11 %
Robert Adley36R+++++++++ ++100%
John Alario8R+++++++++++100%
Jody Amedee18RA++++++++++100%
Conrad Appel
9RNN+++++++++100%
Sharon Broome15D+++++++++++100%
Norby Chabert
20RNNNNNN+++++100%
Joel T. Chaisson, II19D++AA++AAA -A80%*
Sherri Cheek38R+++++++++++100%
Dan Claitor
16R NN-+A++++++88%
A.G. Crowe1RA++++++++++100%
Jack Donahue
11R+++++++++++100%
Yvonne Dorsey14D+++A++-+-- -60%
Ann Duplessis
2D++-+A+++++N89%
Reggie Dupre, Jr.
20D++++++NNNNN100%
Dale Erdey13R+++++++++++100%
Butch Gautreaux21D++++A+A++-+89%
Nick Gautreaux26D++++++A+++N100%
Cheryl Gray
5D++++++NNNNN100%
Troy Hebert
22I++++++++++N100%
Elbert Guilory (see note below)24DNNAA+++++A+100%
David Heitmeier
7D+++++++A+-+90%
Lydia Jackson
39D+A--A+AA---29%
Robert Kostelka35R+++++++++-+91%
Eric LaFleur 28D++AA++AA+++100%
Gerald Long31R+++++++++++100%
Robert Marionneaux17D++-AA+AAAAA75%*
Daniel Martiny10RA+A++++++++100%
Joe McPherson29D++-A+A+++++89%
Michael Michot23R+A++++A++++100%
Fred Mills (see note below)
22RNNNNNNNNNN+92%
Jean-Paul "JP" Morrell3DNN--++A++-+63%
Dan "Blade" Morrish25R+++++++++++100%
Willie Mount27D+++++++++++100%
Edwin Murray4D++-+++-+---55%
Ben Nevers12D+++++++++++100%
Jonathan Perry (see note below)26RNNNNNNNNNN+100%
Karen Peterson (see note below)5DNNNNNN+-+--40%*
Julie Quinn6R++++A++++++100%
Neil Riser32R+++++++++++100%
B.L. "Buddy" Shaw37R+++++++++++100%
John R. Smith30RA++++++++++100%
Francis Thompson34D+++++++A+++100%
Michael Walsworth33R+++++++++++100%
Cynthia Willard-Lewis2DNNNNNNNNNN-0%

For Elbert Guillory, Fred Mills, Jonathan Perry, and Karen Peterson, they split their time in the 2008-2011 Term between the House and then the Senate. See the House Scorecard. Their combined voting records are as follows:

  • Elbert Guillory: 100% (8 out of 8 votes pro-life; 3 absent)
  • Fred Mills: 92% (11 out of 12 votes pro-life)
  • Jonathan Perry: 100% (11 out of 11 votes pro-life; 1 absent)
  • Karen Peterson: 40% (4 out of 10 votes pro-life)

Scorecard Key:

  • + means a pro-life vote
  • - means an anti-life vote
  • N: Not an elected member of the Senate at the time of voting
  • A: Absent from vote
  • * denotes absence for more than 40% of voting











Scorecard Key

  • + means a pro-life vote
  • - means an anti-life vote
  • N: Not an Senate member at the time of voting
  • A: Absent from vote
  • * denotes absence for more than 40% of voting

Scored Votes

  1. Cord Blood Banking Program (2008)
    • HB 861; Authored by Representative Hines
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Establishes the Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Program within the Dept. of Health and Hospitals.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor.
  2. Human Cloning Funding Ban (2009)
    • HB 370; Authored by Representative Henry
    • Vote on Final Passage: LARTL Supported
    • Prohibits state and federal funding of human cloning in the state of Louisiana.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor.
  3. Health Care Rights of Conscience Protection (2009) (Amendment #3877)
    • HB 517; Authored by Representative LeBas
    • Vote on Amendment #3877; LARTL Supported
    • Protects certain health care rights of conscience for all health care professionals in the public and private sectors by granting the right to object from certain services.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor.
  4. Health Care Rights of Conscience Protection (2009)
    • HB 517; Authored by Representative LeBas
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported; Amendment placed the bill into its final posture
    • Protects certain health care rights of conscience for all health care professionals in the public and private sectors by granting the right to object from certain services.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor.
  5. Human-Animal Hybrid Ban (Final Passage)
    • SB 115; Authored by Senator Martiny
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Bans the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor.
  6. Choose Life License Plate Restructuring (Final Passage)
    • SB 289: Authored by Senator Appel
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Improves the Louisiana Choose License Plate program.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor
  7. National Abortion Insurance Opt-Out (2010)
    • HB 1247; Authored by Rep. Hoffman
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Opts Louisiana out of the abortion aspects of health care insurance reform
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor; Supported by LARTL
  8. Emergency Abortion Closure Ability HB 1370 (2010)
    • Authored by Rep. Fred Mills
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Provides the Deparment of Health and Hospitals the ability to immediately revoke an abortion facility's license in grave cicumstances
    • LARTL Supported; Passed and Signed by Governor
  9. Ultrasound Before Abortion Act (2010)
    • SB 528; Authored by Senator Broome
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
  10. Amendment #3423 to SB 528 (2010)
    • Senate Amendment # 3423 on SB 528; Amendment Authored by Senator Heitmeier
    • Allowed loophole exception regarding patient doctor relationship http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=708273;
    • LARTL Opposed the Amendment; Vote Failed
  11. Signs of Hope Act (2011)
    • HB 636: Authored by Representative Hoffman
    • Vote on Final Passage; LARTL Supported
    • Requires posting of signage in abortion facility, creates state pregnancy help website, and more.
    • Passed and Signed by the Governor