From Our Director
Our hearts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. I have seen photos of pregnancy help centers helping amidst the flood, such as this one in Houston, even though one of their locations took on water.

I am in DC this week for the Care Net Conference to promote the I Lived on Parker Avenue short documentary film on adoption. Care Net is a national association of pregnancy centers. It is a joy to see these courageous leaders who dedicate their lives in service to moms and babies!

We appreciate those who donated to TJ's "Pen and Pencil Fund." Thanks to your donations, we have the first set of "Preaux Life" pens ready to go into schools! Consider making a donation today to keep them going!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
NOLA Dinner for Life

Dinner for Life is
Later This Month!

New Orleans Right to Life, in conjunction with Louisiana Right to Life, will host a "Dinner for Life" featuring guest speaker Fr. Beau Charbonnet at the St. Dominic Knights of Columbus Hall, 6254 Vicksburg St., New Orleans, on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner is $5 per person. First come, first served!

Ya Mama!

Old Pro-Life Bumper Sticker Brought Back!

Once in a while you may spot a "Ya Mama Was Pro-Life, Dawlin" bumper sticker on a car driving around the state. These stickers were printed many years ago but have mostly vanished from the highways and byways of Louisiana.

But Louisiana Right to Life just printed some new stickers, and we want to get them back out on the road.
You can now get your own "Ya Mama" bumper sticker for your car for only $1!
PULSE Teams Update
Students from around the region attended a leadership day at the LARTL office.
What Are Our PULSE Teams Doing?

* A PULSE Team Leadership Day was held in July at the Louisiana Right to Life headquarters in New Orleans. Students representing Houma-Thibodaux, New Orleans, and the Northshore came together to grow in leadership skills and see a private screening of the adoption documentary I Lived On Parker Avenue.

Students also heard from Woman's New Life Center counselor Allison Millet, who advised them on what to do if a friend is considering abortion, played games and went out for frozen yogurt to end the event.

Contact Alex Seghers for information on upcoming leadership events as well as plans for the Northshore and New Orleans PULSE Teams.

Acadiana PULSE Team

* The Acadiana PULSE Team got together to start the 2017-18 school year.
Students from St. Thomas More, Teurlings, North Vermilion, Comeaux, Southside, local homeschool groups, and UL-L attended.

The team discussed the 2017-2018 Master Plan with different educational focuses each month of the school year, goals for the clubs, service and outreach opportunities, and of course, all major upcoming PULSE dates.

The Acadiana PULSE Team will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ground Pat'i on Kaliste Saloom Road on Sept. 11, Oct. 18, Nov. 6 and Dec. 13.

Contact Krista Corbello for more information.  


* The Houma-Thibodaux PULSE Team held its first meeting in August with students
representing E.D. White, Thibodaux High School, Vandebilt Catholic, Crossroads, St. Joseph's, and Nicholls.

Discussions included how high school students can support life-affirming work on campus and the role pregnancy centers like Crossroads play in saving lives and supporting mothers facing unplanned pregnancies. 

Contact Ashlen Sandoz for more information.
Pro-Life Persuasion

Pro-Life Persuasion Crash Course Oct. 21   

Do you want to become a compassionate and compelling pro-life advocate?

Join us for a Pro-Life Persuasion Crash Course on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive in New Orleans.   

The training will be led by Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life. The material will be presented from a secular viewpoint, enabling you to present the case for life in a persuasive manner no matter the person or type of conversion.

The training and accompanying lunch is free, but please RSVP.

Grab Your Pro-Life Sign!
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Spread the Pro-Life Message
During 40 Days for Life 
Display a Sign in Your Yard! 
Louisiana Right to Life is offering pink pro-life yard signs free of charge for Louisiana residents to spread the pro-life message in their own yards during the 40 Days for Life campaign.  

Churches are encouraged to request and pick up signs and distribute them on Sunday, Sept. 24!

The fall 40 Days for Life campaign begins Sept. 27 and continues through Nov. 5. Campaigns are held in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, but we urge residents in other areas of Louisiana to display the signs in their yards as well. 

Signs will be available for pickup in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport and Alexandria. 

As pro-life activists, we may sometimes find it difficult to stand up for the unborn in peaceful and meaningful ways. This yard sign campaign gives every pro-life person the opportunity to show his or her support for the humanity of the unborn 24/7 without even saying a word.
You can show your commitment to the pro-life cause in a simple and easy way by ordering yard signs and placing them in your front yard, church lawn or other visible spaces. 
By displaying this sign you can join other pro-life voices across Louisiana and declare that you are committed to protecting the unborn and their mothers.
The signs are pink and white slip covers over an "A" frame wire stake and are approximately 2 ft. by 3 ft. We encourage churches or other groups to distribute the signs on the weekend of Sept. 23 and 24 in advance of the 40 Days for Life Campaign, and we ask that people leave the signs in their yards for the entire 40 Days for Life campaign.

When you get a sign, be sure to post a photo of your sign in your yard on social media to @LARightToLife with #ProtectThemBoth as the tag.

For more information on pickup locations and times, email Shanon Snyder at or call 1.886.463.5433.

Click here to fill out an order form to get your sign as soon as they are available!
New Pregnancy Center Plans to Open in December
Center Director Claire Lemoine addresses a press conference crowd.

Lemoine Named Director
of Cenla Pregnancy Center
Opening Date Set for Dec. 4

By Staff, The Baptist Message

ALEXANDRIA - Supporters of central Louisiana's newest pregnancy center gathered Friday, Aug. 25, to celebrate both the hiring of a director and the announcement of when the highly anticipated center would formally open its doors.

Rev. Brian Gunter, Board President, discusses the center with a reporter.
With a scheduled opening date of Dec. 4, the Cenla Pregnancy Center will be located in the old Baptist Bookstore next to the Baptist Building in Alexandria. It will offer pregnancy decision coaching by trained advocates, free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds, information about pregnancy options, maternity and physical resources and post-decision support, including parenting education and abortion recovery groups.

Marksville's Claire Lemoine was introduced as the director of the center. Following her introduction, she addressed a supportive gathering.

"Because of a group of passionate, Christian, pro-life leaders in central Louisiana, you are standing in this Cenla Pregnancy Center," Lemoine said. "And what an exciting time it is to be part of the pro-life movement here in our own community.

"This community has said yes to the fight for life. This community has say yes to supporting our mothers and babies and families. This community has said yes - we need a pregnancy center in central Louisiana."

Lemoine shared God has been preparing her for the position for some time. For the past 10 years, Lemoine has worked with low-income, first-time mothers in a home setting. She also has served for more than 20 years in the field of maternal child nursing.

More than 200 churches of multiple Christian denominations have worked together to establish the pregnancy resource center, a non-profit, pro-life organization that will provide compassionate support to women and men faced with difficult pregnancy decisions.

"We come from various Christian denominations and backgrounds, but we have one common cause," said Brian Gunter, the pregnancy center's board president and pastor of First Baptist Church in Pollock. "We are all 100 percent pro-life.

"We believe in protecting life from conception until natural death. We believe true compassion demands true sacrifice. While the culture of death seeks to profit from unplanned pregnancies, we will offer all of our services completely free of charge. The Cenla Pregnancy Center will serve as a beacon of light and hope to families in our community."

Upcoming Events
Sept. 21:
Sept. 27 - Nov. 5:
Oct. 1: 
Life Chain Sunday 
Nov. 2: 
Jan. 20, 2018:
Life March South
Jan. 21, 2018:
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday 
Jan. 27, 2018:
Life March North
Feb. 3, 2018:
Life March Central
Feb. 23-25, 2018
PULSE Immersion Weekend BR
March 23-25 
PULSE Immersion Weekend Covington 
April 17, 2018:
Louisiana Right to Life     1.866.463.5433    @LARightToLife

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