From Our Director
You tell me which is easier, answering a Louisiana Right to Life questionnaire or casting a controversial vote on a Supreme Court justice in the U.S. Senate with the whole world watching? 

This seems to be what we are dealing with in the U.S. Senate race with Mr. Foster Campbell, who did not answer our questionnaire but says publicly he is pro-life. Look, we are happy when candidates state they are pro-life. That's wonderful! But when a candidate says that, it seems answering our questionnaire, especially for a new office they have never held before, would be common-sense. Voters need to know how a candidate will vote on specifics, especially in such an important position as U.S. Senator. 

For example, we ask in Question 3 of our questionnaire: "Will you... support nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court only well-qualified persons who will respect the sanctity of innocent human life...?"

It cannot get more basic than answering this question when it comes to the office of a pro-life U.S. Senator.

To all future candidates for public office: If you claim to be pro-life, answer the questionnaire! If you don't, it could be interpreted that you are trying to fool the voters. And that is never a good thing.

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,

Benjamin Clapper 
Proudly Pro-Life
Sen. Vitter to Be Honored at Proudly
Pro-Life Dinner

New Orleans Right to Life will host the 18th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Chateau Country Club in Kenner. 
Sen. David Vitter
This year's recipient of the Proudly Pro-Life Award is Sen. David Vitter. From his days in the Louisiana House of Representatives to his time in the U.S. Senate, Vitter has been a champion for life. As a U.S. Senator, Vitter has authored numerous pieces of pro-life legislation, helped secure funding for pro-life service agencies, and fought to advance the culture of life. Without question, Sen. David Vitter has been a proudly pro-life public servant. 
Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 10 are available.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online!! 
In the News...

Loyola Students for Life Club Featured

Loyola's Students for Life Club, resurrected on the campus this year, was recently featured in the school newspaper, The Maroon.

Click here to read the article online .

Congratulations to Alex Lucas and this brave team of pro-life leaders! 
Geaux Forth!
Louisiana Youth
Will Rally in D.C.!

All Louisiana youth groups attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. are invited to Geaux Forth, Louisiana Right to Life's large youth rally held in in conjunction with the national march.

Geaux Forth will be held Jan. 26, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. The 2017 March for Life will be held the next day, Jan. 27, with events beginning at noon.

Geaux Forth will feature inspiring speakers, pro-life vendors and live music from LeTrainiump, a funk pop band from Lafayette. Cost is $20 per person, which covers a boxed lunch.

For more information, email Krista Corbello at or Alex Seghers at 
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Cabrini students in front of the ACCESS Life Bus.

Life Bus Visits
Cabrini High School

Students at Cabrini High School in New Orleans had a great time touring the ACCESS Pregnancy Center Life Bus recently. Over two days 200 students saw the unit and heard about the good work of pregnancy centers in providing care to mothers and their babies.

Youth Programs Co-Director Alex Seghers and New Orleans Projects Director Shanon Snyder guided the students through the bus and talked to them about the work of ACCESS and other pregnancy centers.

If you are in the New Orleans area and are interested in hosting the Life Bus at your school, church or civic organization, CLICK HERE for more information!
Year-End Donation
Will You Help Us Further Our Pro-Life Efforts in 2017? 

2016 is coming to a close soon, but you still have plenty of time to make your 2016 year-end gift. Act now and take full advantage of tax-deductible charitable giving to Louisiana Right to Life.

Your support is very important to us. Whether it's $5 or $5,000, your gift matters. We could not defend life in Louisiana without your support! 
Remember, charitable gifts must be received or postmarked by Dec. 31 in order to be considered a 2016 gift.

Christmas Shopping
Do Your Christmas
Shopping With Us!

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Look to us! You can purchase a 2017 Celebrate Life wall calendar, pro-life merchandise or a Luminary membership, or you can make a donation in someone's honor. All money raised goes toward defending life in the Louisiana through education, legislation, activism and service.
Vote Pro Life on Dec. 10!
Important Louisiana Runoff
Elections are Dec. 10 
Early Voting Ends Saturday
Louisiana will have a new Senator on Dec. 10, either Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy or  Democratic Public Service  Commissioner Foster Campbell.

  • Campbell did not answer either questionnaire.
  • Kennedy answered questionnaires provided by both Louisiana Right to Life and National Right to Life 100 percent pro-life.
Voting Records
  • Campbell had an 82 percent voting record in his time in the Louisiana Senate.
  • Kennedy has never held an office where he has been required to vote on life issues. 

Click here to see more about where the Senate candidates stand on life.

There are two runoffs on the House side, in the 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts.

Two Republicans, Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins, are in the runoff for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Both have answered our questionnaire 100 percent pro-life.
Republican State Rep. Mike Johnson and Democrat Marshall Jones are in a runoff for the 4th Congressional  District seat. Johnson, who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, has answered our questionnaire 100 percent pro-life.  Jones has not answered our questionnaire and does not have a voting record.

Abortion Numbers Fall;
More People Pro-Life?
Abortion Numbers Continue on a Downward Trend
The number of abortions performed in the U.S. continues to decline, according to the 2013 "Abortion Surveillance Report" recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Relying on reports from state health departments, the CDC reported 664,435 abortions for 2013, down more than 5 percent from the 2012 total of 699,202 and more than 9 percent from the 2011 total of 730,322. While it provides a snapshot into the downward trend in abortions, this figure does not provide a complete picture of abortion in the U.S. as it does not include abortion data from California, the nation's most populous state, New Hampshire and Maryland.

In addition to the decline in the raw numbers of abortions, the CDC finds that both the abortion rate, (the number of abortions for every 1,000 women of child-bearing age) and the abortion ratio (the number of abortions per 1,000 live births) have declined. In the states included in the report, the CDC found an abortion rate of 12.5 abortions for every 1,000 women aged 15-44. The CDC found a ratio of 200 abortions per 1,000 live births. 

"The decline in the number of abortions, and in the abortion rates and ratios, is a clear indication that pregnant women are increasingly less likely to see abortion as the desired solution to an unexpected pregnancy," said Randall K. O'Bannon, Ph.D., National Right to Life director of education and research. "Right-to-life legislative, educational and outreach efforts to increase awareness of the unborn child's humanity certainly continue to play a critical role in the abortion decline."  

While this is good news, there is concerning news as well. Data shows that chemical or "medical" abortions continued to rise, a clear indication that the aggressive push of these by the abortion industry and its media allies is having some impact. Though these new abortions are nowhere near as simple and safe as the promoters of the abortion pill have promised but instead have turned out to be grueling, bloody, and painful, they have enabled the industry to expand abortion to smaller, more lightly staffed locations that may not possess the medical facilities or equipment of larger clinics or doctors with the surgical training to handle chemical abortion complications or failures.

For more details, click here.


Percentage of People Calling Themselves Pro-Life Increases

A new national poll has some surprising and contradictory results when it comes to abortion, and it shows the number of people calling themselves pro-life on abortion at its highest level in two years.

The new Rasmussen survey
finds that a majority of Americans are morally opposed to abortion and that number includes a majority of women who took a position.

But the polling data also finds that a majority of people refer to themselves as pro-choice as opposed to pro-life on abortion. But with the majority of Americans say abortion is morally unacceptable the polling results clearly show that some people who consider themselves pro-choice don't really support abortion and more accurately line up with the pro-life position opposing abortion is morally unacceptable.

The Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of 1,000 likely voters (conducted Nov. 21-22) finds that 52 percent of likely U.S. voters consider themselves pro-choice on the issue of abortion, while 42 percent say they are pro-life. The number of voters who are pro-choice is down slightly from 54 percent in April, while the number who consider themselves pro-life is at its highest level since July 2014.

From the poll:
  • 50 percent believe abortion is morally wrong most of the time, up four points from April of last year and the highest finding since mid-2014.  34 percent disagree and consider it morally acceptable in most instances, unchanged from the previous survey. A sizable 17 percent are undecided
  • Women by a 46 percent to 36 percent margin tend to see abortion as being morally wrong than acceptable most times; men feel more strongly that it is morally wrong in most cases.
Louisiana Life March
3 Louisiana Life March
Events Set in Early 2017; Mark Your Calendars! 
Will you march with us in 2017 and take a stand for mothers and their unborn children? There will be three Louisiana Life March events in Louisiana in 2017, and one is sure to be close to you.

The Louisiana Life March South is Jan. 21, 2017, in Baton Rouge, with marchers going from the Old State Capitol to the State Capitol. The Louisiana Life March North, from Bossier City's Boardwalk to Shreveport's Festival Plaza, is Jan. 28, 2017, and the Louisiana Life March Central, from Louisiana College in Pineville to Alexandria's ampitheatre, is Feb. 4, 2017.

The 2017 Life March theme is "Protect Them Both!" All marches begin at 10 a.m. and are scheduled to end at noon. Speakers have not been finalized but will be publicized soon.

Click below for details and downloads:

Saturday, Jan. 21: 
Saturday, Feb 4: 

If you would like to request materials to help publicize the events, please contact our office at 1.866.463.5433 or email

Themed T-shirts for the 2017 Life March are also now available.
Upcoming Events
Jan. 14, 2017:
St. Landry RTL March
Jan. 15 and 22, 2017:

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Jan. 19, 2017:
Proudly Pro-Life Dinner
Jan. 21, 2017: 
Jan. 26, 2017: 
Jan. 28, 2017: 
Feb. 4, 2017: 
La. Life March Central
Feb. 10-12, 2017:
PULSE Immersion Weekend, BR
Feb. 16, 2017:
NOLA Pro-Life Oratory Contest
April 28-30, 2017:
PULSE Immersion Weekend, Cov.
May 11, 2017:
Bowties for Babies 
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