Abortion Still Open For Business
Our Movement Must Continue Amid Virus
Life as we know it has changed due to the coronavirus. But the abortion industry in Louisiana is still open for business.

In fact, the parking lot at the Delta abortion facility in Baton Rouge was full yesterday, with the clinic clearly disregarding President Trump's guidelines to avoid non-essential gatherings of 10 or more people. Abortion is voluntary, and pregnancy can continue. Adoption and parenting are positive options, and both public and private help is available. To help stem the spread of the virus, these facilities should be closed. Instead, they continue to sell abortion and make money.

While we have had to cancel events and other efforts, our work must continue. We have outlined a few ways on our blog we can remain effective for life , both with regards to abortion and our care for the elderly and vulnerable. Here are two recommendations I want to highlight:

  • Pray Safely At An Abortion Facility: If you live in the same city as an abortion facility, we suggest you go out to pray, keeping in mind appropriate coronavirus guidelines and social distancing. If abortion facilities insist on being open then we should be there offering our love and hope, as long as we are doing this in a cautious manner.
  • Help the Elderly: The elderly and vulnerable in your community need your assistance. If you know specific people or neighbors who need your help with groceries, supplies, etc., please safely reach out to them. Many nursing homes are quarantined, and residents there may even be isolated from one another. Call a nursing home and ask if you can help. Send a card (or a bunch of them) to a nursing home, or even write letters asking for a "pen pal" resident to write you back. You can offer hope and human connection to them in this dark time.

Please be assured of our prayers for you, your family, and all those impacted by the coronavirus. If you need to reach out, please email us at info@prolifelouisiana.org or see our staff page and find the email addresses for our team.
For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
Follow Louisiana Right to Life on Social Media For Pro-Life Updates During COVID-19 Crisis
The Louisiana Right to Life offices in New Orleans and Lafayette are currently closed, but staff members are diligently working remotely on upcoming pro-life events and projects. Please make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for scheduling updates and pro-life news updates – @LARighttoLife. We will also update our website with date changes, etc., as they become available.

State Defends 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act before U.S. Supreme Court
On March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court of the heard oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo. The case centered on our 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act that requires abortion physicians to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper was inside the Supreme Court and heard the arguments. Click below to read his report.

DATE CHANGE: Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life, will now be held on Wednesday, May 20, and we will be honoring Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill with the 2020 Leadership for Life Award. The event will take place at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. Will you join us at this fun event benefiting the Advertise for Life project? There will be music, food, a silent auction, and more!
Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life, features a silent auction, and we are currently collecting items. Can you help us make it a success by contributing a gift item or basket, a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant, tickets to a local concert or sporting event
or even use of a vacation rental? Or maybe you’d like to make a monetary donation that the auction committee can turn into a sought-after auction item!
Louisiana Right to Life recently leased a billboard on the property of Hope Medical Group for Women on Kings Highway in Shreveport in order to send a positive, life-affirming message to those entering the abortion facility or passing by. But it didn't stay up for long.
The Love Life Amendment will be on the ballot in November, but before that we need to get the word out through billboards, phone calls, social media boosts, yard signs, and more. And to do that, we need money. Can you make a donation now to support the Love Life Amendment?
Upcoming Events
March 18 - POSTPONED
Acadiana Pro-Life Luncheon

March 27 - POSTPONED
PULSE Weekend Immersion GNO

April 21 - TBD
Pro-Life Day at the Capitol

1.866.463.5433 @LARightToLife