From Our Director
For the past few months, blogs and news articles have been filled with debate over whether the Democratic party should support candidates who do not fall in line with their pro-abortion platform calling for taxpayer funded abortion. Some leaders in the party want to support pro-life candidates, while others, such as Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards, believe any pro-life support would be a disgrace (big surprise). 

Louisiana has an important role to play in this debate since we likely have the greatest number of pro-life Democrats occupying elected office of any state. It is important for the pro-life cause to be bi-partisan, and we certainly hope for a day when all parties together bring an end to abortion. 

For today it is a good sign that these debates are occurring within the Democrat party, but we believe what must happen is a change in platform and in action. We applaud the pro-life Democrats in office in Louisiana, for they generally practice what they preach.  Nationally, if more pro-life Democrats are supported by party leadership in elections, we hope that actions in Congress will follow suit.

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
Can You Help?
Please Help TJ Buy Logo Pencils, Pens

This summer we have been blessed to have T.J. Burgess as one of our interns. T.J., a sophomore at Brother Martin High School, has generously given his summer volunteering to help our youth programs. Thanks, T.J.!

One of T.J.'s ideas is to purchase Louisiana specific pro-life pens and pencils that can be distributed to students across the state to help them spread the pro-life message everyday in their classrooms. 

Can you help with a small donation? We hope to raise $1,000 - $2,000 to make this possible! All donations will be tax-deductible and will go to these specific purchases.

Note Date Change!

Crash Course Date Changed to Oct. 21   

Saturday's scheduled Pro-Life Persuasion Crash Course at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive in New Orleans, has been cancelled, and the training has been tentatively rescheduled for Oct. 21. 
40 DFL Nola Party
Pre-Campaign Dinner is Next Week!

40 Days for Life New Orleans will host a pre-campaign party on Thursday, Aug. 24, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 2900 S. General Taylor St., New Orleans. The party begins at 6 p.m. and will feature food, fun and fellowship.

Attendees will also hear from guest speakers Archbishop Gregory Aymond and the Rev. Corey Hicks. Dinner will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

College Pro-Life Clubs
Louisiana college students met to discuss pro-life campus activities.

College Students Make School-Year Plans
 Leaders from several Louisiana pro-life college groups gathered in Baton Rouge recently to discuss 2017-18 activities. Co-Presidents of Louisiana Students for Life Ashlen Sandoz (Nicholls) and Joseph Zeringue (UL-Lafayette) hosted the meeting.

Discussions included LSL's desire for each group to host a pro-life persuasion crash course, provide pro-life tabling, and sponsor a "cemetery of the innocents" display on their campus.

They also talked about the clubs working together, discussed plans for college students to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. and talked about LSL's hope that more students will become involved as chaperones at upcoming PULSE camps.

College leaders attending were Luke Johnson and Joseph Marcantel, St. Joseph Seminary College; Destini Kirkland and Chaz Morgan, Louisiana College; Elizabeth Talbot, Louisiana Tech; and Alex Lucas and Sophie Trist, Loyola.

Are you interested in finding out more about college pro-life clubs or the trip to Washington, D.C.? Email Ashlen or Joseph
PULSE Teams Update
St. Tammany PULSE Team members met in downtown Covington.

  What Are Our PULSE Teams Doing?

* The St. Tammany PULSE Team held its second meeting last week at the St. John's Coffeehouse in downtown Covington. Twelve students attended and discussed pro-life resources on the Northshore. Contact Alex Seghers for more information on the group.

* The Houma-Thibodaux PULSE Team will hold its kickoff meeting tonight (Aug. 15) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Rotolo's Pizzeria, 100 E. Bayou Road, Thibodaux. Plans for the group will be discussed, and pro-life chalking is also planned. Contact Ashlen Sandoz for more information.

The Lafayette PULSE Team is kicking off the 2017-18 school year with a meeting Wednesday (Aug. 16) from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ground Pat'i on Ambassador Caffery. Contact Krista Corbello for more information. 

* A PULSE Team Leadership Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Louisiana Right to Life headquarters in New Orleans. Contact Alex Seghers for more information. 
NOLA East Dinner
Dr. Kathy Allen speaks at the New Orleans East Dinner for Life.
Large Crowd Attends NOLA East Dinner 

More than 90 people attended the first-ever New Orleans East Dinner for Life, held recently St. Maria Goretti parish hall.

Dr. Kathy Allen, state director of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, was guest speaker. She
shared her personal testimony, talked about necessary steps for healing, and urged those in attendance to think about what they are being called to do as individuals to create a community in which we protect and respect life.
The St. Maria Goretti Gospel Choir performed, and the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Blenk Council 1905 provided dinner. 
It's Back!
Ya Mama Sticker

Old Pro-Life Bumper Sticker Brought Back to Life!
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!

Order Your Bumper Sticker Now!
Dalaiden Videos Have Exposed Planned Parenthood
Videos Have Led to Investigations, Legislation

Since undercover videos surfaced a few years ago showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted baby parts, David Dalaiden, the man behind the videos, has become a household name. Last month Dalaiden was a featured speaker at the National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee. This is what he had to say... 
By Micaiah Bilger,
Hailed as the hero by pro-life advocates and despised by abortion activists, David Daleiden is the man of the hour in the national abortion debate.

Just two years ago few knew Daleiden's name. But today he is widely regarded as the young man who exposed Planned Parenthood's gruesome dealings in aborted baby body parts to the nation.

Recently, Daleiden described his undercover work to a large crowd at the National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee, Wis.

"Today Planned Parenthood has never been more exposed for the monster abortion business that they really are," Daleiden said. "Their mask is slipping."

The undercover videos by Daleiden's Center for Medical Progress have made a huge impact, prompting numerous state investigations and legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in 26 states and the federal government.

The videos led to "substantial eroding of Planned Parenthood's credibility and reputation," Daleiden said, referring to a quote from pro-abortion billionaire George Soros's Open Societies Foundation.

The pro-life investigative journalist spent 30 months investigating the nation's largest abortion chain before releasing more than a dozen videos that show the ins and outs of its abortion practices and partnerships with companies that trade in aborted babies' body parts.

Daleiden caught top Planned Parenthood leaders on film negotiating prices for aborted babies' brains, lungs, hearts and kidneys. His undercover videos show them joking about babies' eyeballs falling out, talking about crushing babies' heads, and explaining how they turn the baby in the womb before killing it to more easily harvest its organs.

He pointed out that none of the abortionists in the videos ever disavowed their statements; they do claim the CMP videos are deceptive, but they never say how.

"Planned Parenthood and their allies continue to murmur the lies that my videos are heavily edited," Daleiden said. "In reality, my videos are heavily accurate."

Daleiden talked about the abortion chain's relationship with Stem Express, a company that collects and sells aborted babies' body parts to researchers. Until recently, Daleiden said Stem Express advertised on its website that it would be "financially profitable" for abortion clinics to work with it on harvesting aborted babies' body parts.

In the course of his investigation, Daleiden discovered a close relationship between Stem Express and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, the largest abortion affiliate in the U.S. Daleiden said the affiliate kills about 18,000 unborn babies every year in abortions.

In its contracts with Stem Express, Daleiden said the company agreed to pay Planned Parenthood $55 for every usable specimen (aborted baby part). Some aborted babies yield multiple parts, but Daleiden said if each abortion yielded just one usable part, the affiliate would bring in $1 million each year from baby parts alone.

"Stem Express advertised at abortion industry trade shows with brochures promising that body parts would contribute to the 'fiscal growth' of abortion clinics," Daleiden said.

Daleiden said he has more videos from the National Abortion Federation conference, but a gag order from a judge is preventing him from releasing them. He said Planned Parenthood is "terrified" that the tapes will become public because they will further confirm that they illegally sold aborted babies' body parts.

"Planned Parenthood desperately wants to silence me, shut down the videos and pretend like all this never happened," Daleiden said.

Daleiden encouraged lawmakers to keep working to strip funding from the abortion chain and urged the Department of Justice to investigate Planned Parenthood. He said defunding Planned Parenthood will be a giant step toward protecting human lives from abortion in the United States.

"Without Planned Parenthood's industrial scale, state-sponsored child killing will be consigned to the dustbin where it belongs," Daleiden said.

He urged pro-life advocates to continue working to expose Planned Parenthood by sharing the undercover videos and telling their friends about Planned Parenthood's top priority: aborting unborn babies.

"They are pulling out all the stops, ... pulling in all their last political favors to keep full-scale, government funded industrialized child killing," Daleiden said. "If we keep steady, we can win. And we will will, no matter how much blood money Planned Parenthood reaps in, no matter how smooth and glittering their meticulous deception ... If we stay focused, we will hasten the day when there is no longer a price tag put on human life."

(Article Courtesy of Visit to keep up with the latest pro-life news.)
40 Days for Life Louisiana Yard Signs Available

Spread the Pro-Life Message During 40 Days for Life By Displaying a Yard Sign

Louisiana Right to Life hopes Louisiana residents will help spread the pro-life message in their own yards during the 40 Days for Life campaign by offering pink pro-life yard signs free of charge.

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 of other areas to display the signs in their yards as well. Signs will be available for pickup in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport and Alexandria.

LARTL is encouraging 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. We ask that people and groups leave the sign 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, call 1.886.463.5433.

Click here to fill out an order form to get your sign as soon as they are available.
Upcoming Events
Aug. 24:
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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