From Our Director
In just a few weeks, pro-lifers will gather across Louisiana and the nation to remember the 44th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision that has resulted in the death of well over 50 million unborn babies.  
We hope you make plans now to join us at one or more of the events, not only to remember but also to focus on bringing an end to this injustice. See the list below of events where we will "Protect Them Both!"
For a Pro-Life Louisiana,

Benjamin Clapper 
P.S. Congratulations to our good friend Sharon Weston Broome as she took the oath of office on Monday as Baton Rouge's Mayor-President! 
Louisiana Life March
La. Life March Coming to a
City Near You!

Will you march with us in the coming weeks and take a stand for mothers and their unborn children? Will you help us "Protect Them Both" by letting your voices be heard? There will be three 2017 Louisiana Life March events, and one is sure to be close to you. 
The Louisiana Life March South is Jan. 21 in Baton Rouge. Marchers will start at Galvez Plaza outside the Old State Capitol then march down N. 4th Street to the State Capitol. A program will take place on the steps on the new Capitol, and a life ministry mobilization area will be set up. Speakers include State Rep. Katrina Jackson, and music will be provided by the Bethany Praise Band.

The Louisiana Life March North is Jan. 28. It begins at Bossier City's Boardwalk, crosses the Texas Street Bridge and ends at Shreveport's Festival Plaza, where a program will take place and a life ministry mobilization area will be set up. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson, and music will be provided by Word of God Church and Cypress Baptist Church.

The Louisiana Life March Central is Feb. 4. It begins at Louisiana College in Pineville, crosses the Jackson Street bridge and ends in Alexandria's Ampitheatre on the banks of the Red River, where a program is planned and a life ministry mobilization area will be set up. Speakers include Sancha Smith with Concerned Women of America, Louisiana, and the Rev. Brian Gunter. 
All marches begin at 10 a.m. and are scheduled to end at noon. More speakers will be publicized soon. 

Click below for details and downloads:
Saturday, Jan. 21: 
  LLM South 
Saturday, Jan. 28:
LLM North  
Saturday, Feb 4:
 LLM Central 
If you would like to request materials to help publicize the events, please contact our office at 1.866.463.5433 or email
Proudly Pro-Life
Sen. Vitter to Be Honored at Proudly
Pro-Life Dinner

Do you have your tickets yet for the 18th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner, sponsored by New Orleans Right to Life and scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at Chateau Country Club in Kenner? If not, you still have time to get them.  
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 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!! 
PULSE Weekend

The first PULSE Immersion Weekend of 2017 is just a month away, and a new college track has been added!
Join us Feb. 10-12 at the Tracy Center in Baton Rouge, where high school and college students will be trained to be the pro-life leaders of today. Students will hear engaging speakers and testimonies, be educated on pro-life issues and be inspired to make a difference in their schools and communities. 
Cost is $60 per person.

PULSE 2017 Kickoff
PULSE Teams, College Students to Gather

PULSE teams from New Orleans, Lafayette and Lake Charles will join area college students on Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for an afternoon of food, activism and fellowship.

The event begins at noon at the Louisiana Right to Life office, 200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. It will conclude at 6 p.m.

For more information contact youth programs co-directors Alex Seghers (alex@ or Krista Corbello (krista@ 
New Oaths, New Hope!
Louisiana's newly-elected Senator John Kennedy takes the oath of office, administered by Vice President Joe Biden, as his wife Becky looks on.

Now is a Time to Remember the Lost, Hope for the Future
Jan. 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which legalized abortion in all 50 states, in all nine months of pregnancy, and for virtually any reason, or no reason at all. While this is a somber day and month of remembering the millions of innocent lives lost, this month is also be one of hope for the pro-life movement.

Rep. Mike Johnson with Speaker Paul Ryan, surrounded by family.

Rep. Clay Higgins with Speaker Paul Ryan, surrounded by family.

This month will bring about positive change for America. For the first time in many years we will have a pro-life president, a pro-life majority Senate and a pro-life majority Congress. This officially began yesterday with the swearing in of the 115th Congress, which includes Louisiana's newly-elected pro-life Sen. John Kennedy and newly-elected pro-life Reps. Mike Johnson and Clay Higgins.

And as we prepare for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, we look forward to many things to come, including a very important appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. President-Elect Trump has promised the new justice will be pro-life, and Sen. Kennedy has been appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will play an important role in the Senate confirmation process.

January 2017 will be a month of remembrance and looking forward. There are several ways you can take an active part in proclaiming the pro-life message, whether you travel to Washington, D.C. or remain at home in Louisiana.

Jan. 15 and Jan. 22: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (This year two dates). Many Louisiana churches are participating.
Jan. 19: Proudly Pro-Life Dinner in New Orleans, honoring the longtime pro-life service of U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana.
Jan. 21: Louisiana Life March South in downtown Baton Rouge, 10 a.m. - noon.
Jan. 26: Geaux Forth, a pro-life rally Louisiana teens in Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jan. 27:
- 8:30-10:30 a.m., 23rd annual National Prayer Service at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
- 12-1 p.m., March for Life Rally on the grounds of the Washington Monument; March for Life begins at 1 p.m. on Constitution Avenue.
- 2:30 p.m., Testimonies on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Jan. 28: Louisiana Life March North from Bossier to Shreveport, 10 a.m. - noon.
Feb. 4: Louisiana Life March Central, from Pineville to Alexandria, 10 a.m. - noon.
33rd Annual Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Louisiana Churches:
Participate in Sanctity
of Human Life Sunday!

Jan. 15 or Jan. 22, 2017

What is It? On Jan. 22, 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of January as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Churches around our country still use this day to raise awareness about core life issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research, infanticide and more. Pastors can take this opportunity to teach what the Bible says about the sanctity of human life and what the church can do to minister to the vulnerable in our society.

The third
Sunday of January was chosen because it falls in close proximity to the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, handed down on Jan. 22, 1973, and legalizing abortion in all 50 states, in all nine months of pregnancy, and for virtually any reason (or no reason at all).

Why 2 Dates? Because the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision falls on a Sunday this year (it is the fourth Sunday), the Southern Baptist Convention has chosen to honor the Sanctity of Human Life on that date.

We encourage your church to participate in Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We have online resources at to make your observance of SOHLS even more special. You can
order free Sanctity of Human Life Sunday bulletin inserts to distribute and download our Sanctity of Human Life Pastor's Handbook, which includes information to help pastors discuss the Sanctity of Human Life more effectively with their congregations. Please take advantage of these materials.
Upcoming Events
Jan. 14:
St. Landry RTL March
Jan. 15 and 22:

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Jan. 19:
Proudly Pro-Life Dinner
Jan. 21: 
Jan. 26: 
Jan. 28: 
Feb. 4: 
La. Life March Central
Feb. 4: 
Slidell Pro-Life Walk
Feb. 10-12:

PULSE Immersion Weekend, BR
Feb. 16:
NOLA Pro-Life Oratory Contest
April 28-30:
PULSE Immersion Weekend, Cov.
May 11:
Pro-Life Day at the Capitol
May 11:
Bowties for Babies  
Louisiana Right to Life     1.866.463.5433    @LARightToLife

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