By Louisiana Right to Life BATON ROUGE – HB 484, authored by Rep. Raymond Crews (R-Bossier), will be considered before the Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee today. HB 484 extends the responsibility of retaining medical records beyond the abortion physician to the outpatient abortion facility owner. This legislation has been brought by Rep. Crews …Continue reading "Bill Filed After Abortion Records Destroyed"
Petitions Needed by April 23! By Benjamin Clapper, Louisiana Right to Life Big news! Louisiana State Rep. Katrina Jackson has introduced the Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution! Watch the one-minute video announcing the effort. The Louisiana Legislature begins its session today. We will need to pass the amendment by a 2/3 margin in …Continue reading "Pro-Life “Love Life Amendment” to Louisiana Constitution Introduced!"
‘Love Life Amendment’ Ensures No State Right to Abortion BATON ROUGE – State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) has filed HB 425, the Love Life Constitutional Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution. The Love Life Amendment would ensure that no right to abortion or the taxpayer funding of abortion can be found in the Louisiana Constitution. The …Continue reading "Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Introduced in La. Legislature"
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 …Continue reading "“We Hit a Grand Slam”: Generous Donor Fuels Vision of Louisiana Pregnancy Center"
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. …Continue reading "Abortionists lament Louisiana law requiring admitting privileges will go into effect Monday"
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 …Continue reading "5th Circuit Upholds Louisiana’s 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act"
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 …Continue reading "Louisiana Pro-Life Leaders Celebrate Ruling Upholding Admitting Privileges Law"
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. …Continue reading "Choose Life license plate program helps women mulling adoption"
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 …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood abortion license may be set back by Louisiana bill signing"
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 …Continue reading "Louisiana Abortion Rate Falls for 3rd Straight Year!"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-Life Day at the Louisiana Capitol Features ‘Adoption Option Act’ Legislation"
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 …Continue reading "Appeals Court refuses to rehear decision mandating Medicaid funding for Louisiana Planned Parenthood"