IN THIS ISSUE...
From Our Director
I Lived on Parker Avenue just launched an "Indiegogo" crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 in the next 45 days to fund the promotion of the film once it's released in March. The film was created on a shoestring budget, and funds are needed to get the inspirational pro-life message out to the world!  Click here to listen to message from David, learn more, and donate!

David in LA

We hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas! 

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
Louisiana Life March
3 Life March Events Planned in Louisiana; Mark Your Calendars!

Will you march with us in 2018 and take a stand for life? There will be three Louisiana Life March events in Louisiana in 2018, and one is sure to be close to you. 
 
The Louisiana Life March South in Baton Rouge is Jan. 20, 2018; the Louisiana Life March North in Bossier-Shreveport is Jan. 27, 2018; and the Louisiana Life March Central in Pineville-Alexandria is Feb. 3, 2018.

 
The 2018 Life March theme is "Every Life Deserves a Lifetime." 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. 20:
LLM South
Saturday, Jan. 27: 
Saturday, Feb 3:

To request materials, please contact our office at 1.866.463.5433 or email info@prolifelouisiana.org.
Sidewalk Advocates
Nicholls students joined students from Loyola for some sidewalk counseling at the Women's Health Center in New Orleans.

College Students Train in Sidewalk Advocacy  
 
Students for Life groups from the UNO, Nicholls and Holy Cross participated in "Sidewalk Advocacy" training recently. New Orleans Projects Directer Shanon Snyder led the training for 10 students. 
 
Sidewalk Advocacy is a type of hands-on pro-life activism where advocates go to an abortion facility and effectively advise abortion-minded women. It is a great opportunity to save lives in real time and be an advocate for the unborn.
 
Nicholls students put their training to the test recently at the Women's Health Center abortion facility in New Orleans. Other area university students are also planning trips there.
PULSE Weekend
 
Final PULSE Weekend of Year a Success
 
The final PULSE Immersion Weekend of 2017 was held earlier this month in Eunice. A large group of students, both high school and college, attended and learned more about being a pro-life leader in their schools and communities.
 
High schools represented were Comeaux, Barbe, North Vermilion, Eunice, and Sacred Heart of Ville Platte. Homeschool students from Lafayette and Maurice, as well as college students from ULL, LSU, Nicholls, Tulane and La. Tech also attended.
 
The next PULSE Immersion Weekend is Feb. 23-25 in Baton Rouge. Keep an eye on the ProLifePulseLA.com for registration details. Registration will open soon. 
Proudly Pro-Life
John Smestad Jr. to
Be Honored at Proudly
Pro-Life Dinner

New Orleans Right to Life will host the 19th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Chateau Country Club in Kenner. 
 
John Smestad Jr.
This year's recipients of the Proudly Pro-Life Award is John Smestad Jr., former Executive Director of the Archdiocesan CYO / Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office and now Director of Pastoral Planning. 
 
Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 10 are available.

  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online!! 
Become a Member!

Be on the lookout for the newest edition of The Luminary, which should be hitting mailboxes any day now.
 
The Luminary is a publication of Louisiana Right to Life and is delivered to homes of Luminary members and member churches three times a year.
 
Not a Luminary member?  
 
Click Here and we'll send you the latest issue as well as an "I Stand for Life" magnet and sticker!
 
Share Message of Life: Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is Coming Soon!
Louisiana Churches:
Participate in Sanctity
of Human Life Sunday!

Date:
Jan. 21, 2018

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
 
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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).  

We encourage your church to participate in Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. We have online resources at ProLifeLouisiana.org/Sunday 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. Traditionally, Southern Baptist churches observe Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, but our materials are open to all Christian churches.  
How Can You Help Protect Life in Louisiana?

Christmas Shop with Us!
Support Us on Amazon!
Give a Year-End Gift! 
 
Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Look to us! You can purchase a 2018 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.
Purchase a Luminary Membership
 
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If you shop on Amazon you can support Louisiana Right to Life, at no extra cost to you! Be sure to start your shopping at Smile.Amazon.com for your purchase to count.

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Will You Help Us Further Our
Pro-Life Efforts in 2018? 

2017 is coming to a close soon, but you still have plenty of time to make your 2017 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 2017 gift.

 
 

Upcoming Events
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
ProLifeLouisiana.org     1.866.463.5433    @LARightToLife

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