“We Hit a Grand Slam”: Generous Donor Fuels Vision of Louisiana Pregnancy Center

By Katie Franklin Brittany Thomson read the email, printed it out, and threw it away. Sent from Heartbeat International—a worldwide network of 2,600 pregnancy help organizations—the email was an invitation to Pregnancy Help Institute, a weeklong intensive training for leaders and staff of pregnancy help organizations across the country. New on the job as executive …

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Abortionists lament Louisiana law requiring admitting privileges will go into effect Monday

By Dave Andrusko Oh, the pain and disappointment, it’s the end of life (or in this case death) as they know it. Pro-abortionists are lamenting that, save a last minute appeal to the Supreme Court, starting on Monday abortionists in Louisiana will need to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital if/when there are complications. …

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5th Circuit Upholds Louisiana’s 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act

By Louisiana Right to Life Editor’s note. Since this was written, the Center for Reproductive Rights has asked that the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rehear the case. Wednesday, Sept. 26 was a big day for Louisiana in its efforts to protect women’s health as a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit …

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Louisiana Pro-Life Leaders Celebrate Ruling Upholding Admitting Privileges Law

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court panel ruled that a 2014 Louisiana law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passes constitutional muster. The 2-1 ruling reverses the 2017 ruling of federal district court Judge John deGravelles, who had blocked the law. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals three-judge panel …

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Choose Life license plate program helps women mulling adoption

By Louisiana Right to Life Have you seen a Choose Life license plate on the road? Do you have one on your vehicle? If not, please consider making the switch. For each Choose Life license plate issued by the state of Louisiana, $25 goes to agencies working with mothers considering adoption for their unborn child. …

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Planned Parenthood abortion license may be set back by Louisiana bill signing

Federal Court ruling allowing the case to proceed likely mooted out by HB 891 BATON ROUGE – In a preliminary ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge John DeGravelles of the Middle District of Louisiana sided with the nation’s largest abortion provider by allowing it to proceed with its case attempting to force the Louisiana …

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Louisiana Abortion Rate Falls for 3rd Straight Year!

The number of abortions in Louisiana decreased by 3 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. It was the third straight year abortion numbers have dropped. There were 8,706 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2017, down from 8,972 abortions reported …

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Pro-Life Day at the Louisiana Capitol Features ‘Adoption Option Act’ Legislation

Pro-Life Leaders, Agencies Gather for Bill Hearings and Lunch with the Governor BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Right to Life’s Pro-Life Day at the Capitol will take place Wednesday at the State Capitol. The House Health and Welfare Committee will hear four abortion-related bills, with a focus on testimony about how the Adoption Option Act (HB …

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Appeals Court refuses to rehear decision mandating Medicaid funding for Louisiana Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko On a tie vote of 7-7, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday refused to hear a three-judge panel’s decision that stymied efforts by the state of Louisiana to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The 5th Circuit is currently short three judges. The panel’s unanimous September 2016 decision upheld …

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Louisiana’s 2016 Abortion Rates Fall for Second Straight Year

NEW ORLEANS – The number of abortions in Louisiana decreased by 4 percent from 2015 to 2016, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. It was the second straight year abortion numbers have dropped. There were 8,972 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2016, down from …

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Group from Louisiana Produce Powerful Pro-Life Videos

Video Project Called “Project Abortion: The Untold Story” By Sandy Cunningham, Louisiana Right to Life Communications Director A team of Central Louisiana pro-lifers have teamed up to produce a series of pro-life documentary segments called “Project Abortion: The Untold Story,” and their most recent video focuses on actress Jennifer O’Neill. Peter John Lemoine, Wilbur Gutierrez, …

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2 Pro-Life Bills Easily Approved by Louisiana Legislature; Await Governor’s Signature

BATON ROUGE – Two key pieces of pro-life legislation passed the Louisiana House of Representatives in the past two days and are headed to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature. “The two main pieces of 2017 Louisiana pro-life legislation sailed through the Louisiana House by an overwhelming margin and reaffirm the pro-life majority of …

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