From Our Director
Do you ever get caught off-guard when having conversations with others, whether family, friends, or strangers, about abortion? Not sure what to say?
I am looking forward to  hosting a training in New Orleans this weekend on how to be a more persuasive pro-lifer. There is still time to register to free if you can make it.
But even if you can't, remember a few basic things.
1. Stay calm. I know it's hard, but it pays off.
2. Ask questions. While we have the facts, dialogue and even finding common ground helps advance the conversation rather than just hammering facts into someone's head.
3. Always "trot out the toddler." Ask if common arguments for abortion justify hurting a toddler. When someone says they do not, ask why!
Contact us for even more resources on how to make your case for life!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
NOLA Crash Course

Join Us Saturday for Pro-Life Persuasion Crash Course! 

Do you want to become a compassionate and compelling pro-life advocate? There is still time for you to registere for Saturday's Pro-Life Persuasion Crash Course, set for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive in New Orleans. The training and lunch are free, but please RSVP. 
Chers Bébés

Will You Become a Chers Bébés Sponsor? 

Fr. Boquet
Fr. Shenan Boquet, a native of Houma and president of Human Life Interna-tional, will be the guest speaker at the fourth annual Chers Bébés: Acadiana's Soirée For Life, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. 
This year's event, sponsored by Acadiana and Louisiana Right to Life, will be held at Le Pavillon (1913 Kaliste Soloom Road) in Lafayette. Doors open at 6:30, and the event begins at 7 p.m. The event will benefit the Dr. Zerben Bienvenu and Dr. William Smith Fund for Acadiana Pro-Life Education.
For more information  contact:
* Krista Corbello, 337-303-8886 or
* Ryan Verret, 337-257-3029 or rverret
Can you help make the wine pull a success by donating a bottle of wine? Contact Krista at the email or phone number listed above. 
Adoption Documentary
St. Paul's students asked questions of Benjamin Clapper following a presentation of the film.

Attend a Film Screening Next Week! 
Joie De Vivre Media will soon host two pre-release screenings of the short documentary film I Lived on Parker Avenue. You are invited, but please RSVP to attend.
Baton Rouge
Oct. 22, 5 p.m., Catholic High School
New Orleans
Oct. 26,  7 p.m.,  
Jesuit High School
I Lived on Parker Avenue is also being shown prior to release in high schools. For information on having the film shown at your school, click here.
To learn more about the film, click here
Lake Charles Training
Hailey Guth and Joseph Zeringue helped conduct the training.
40 Attend Pro-Life Persuasion Training

 Louisiana Right to Life Youth Programs Co-Directors Krista Corbello and Alex Seghers conducted a pro-life persuasion training in Lake Charles recently. About 40 parents and students from Barbe and St. Louis high schools and McNeese State attended.
The next day Barbe High School students held "Cupcakes for Life" and were able to put their new persuasion skills into practice on campus.
Thanks to current PULSE student Hailey Guth and LARTL Intern Joseph Zeringue assisted with the training as well as PULSE alum Joseph Hughes and Rachel Courtney for their assistance. 
PULSE Teams Update
What Are Our PULSE Teams Doing?
* The Lake Charles PULSE Team will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Panera Bread, 3404 Nelson Road. Contact Krista Corbello for more information and to RSVP.
* The New Orleans PULSE Team will meet Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Right to Life headquarters, 200 Robert E. Lee Blvd., New Orleans. The team will hear from Elijah Thompson of Dank Pro-Life Memes and learn how to be more pro-life on social media platforms. RSVP required. Contact Alex Seghers for information and to RSVP. 
* The Lafayette PULSE Team will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Ground Pat'i, 2512 Kaliste Saloom Road. Contact Krista Corbello for more information and to RSVP.
Honey Available

  Local Pro-Life Honey Available Now!
Louisiana Right to Life is offering pure local honey for a suggested donation of $10 per 16 oz. bottle. Pick up at our New Orleans headquarters, 200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
PULSE Immersion Weekend
Early Bird Registration Ends Soon for Next PULSE Immersion Weekend!   

PULSE Immersion for Youth
Dec. 1-3 in Eunice
Early Bird Price Ends Nov. 1! 
Ask Sen. Kennedy:
Confirm Kyle Duncan

Kyle Duncan Should Be Confirmed to Appelate Court 
Email Sen. Kennedy, Ask Him
to Support President's Choice
Louisiana Right to Life is excited about President Trump's recent nomination of eminent attorney and Baton Rouge native Kyle Duncan to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. This is an important federal court that is only one level below the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition to serving as a law professor and former Solicitor General for the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, Duncan has won national recognition for his litigation in defense of pro-life state laws, religious liberty, and many other issues. He is the type of judge our federal courts need to ensure we respect the Constitution
, and we need your help to make sure Duncan is confirmed.
In the near future, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will consider this nomination. Louisiana Senator John Kennedy serves on that committee, and we need Sen. Kennedy's vote so Duncan can take his seat on the federal bench.
Can you call and email Sen. Kennedy today and ask him to support Duncan's confirmation to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals?
Sen. Kennedy's Main Offices:
Baton Rouge: 225.926.8033
Washington DC: 202.224.4623
Duncan is currently a partner at Schaerr Duncan LLP, where he represents clients in trial and appellate litigation. He also:
  • Served for two years as general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he managed Becket's nationwide public-interest litigation.
  • Served for three years as the Solicitor General and Appellate Chief of the Louisiana Department of Justice, where he represented Louisiana in a wide range of appellate matters in State and Federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.
  • Spent four years as an assistant professor of law at the University of Mississippi Law School and two years as an associate-in-law at Columbia University Law School.
  • Served three years as an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the Solicitor General in the Texas Attorney General's Office and one year in the appellate practice group at Vinson & Elkins LLP.
  • Clerked for Louisiana-based Circuit Judge John M. Duhé, Jr., of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Duncan has argued two cases in the United States Supreme Court and has acted as lead counsel in numerous other cases in that Court, including Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S.Ct. 2751 (2014), in which he successfully led litigation challenging the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate on behalf of Hobby Lobby Stores.
He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as executive senior editor of the Louisiana Law Review. He subsequently earned an LL.M. from Columbia University Law School.
Please contact Sen. Kennedy today and urge him to vote to confirm Duncan to the 5th Circuit!
40 Days for Life
40 Days for Life Ongoing in 3 Louisiana Cities  

40 Days for Life is under way in three areas of Louisiana, and pro-life signs are up in yards throughout the state spreading the pro-life message!
Prayer vigils are ongoing through Nov. 5 in New Orleans, Shreveport and Baton Rouge. You can still sign up for a vigil time by clicking one of the links below.

The closing vigil information for New Orleans is now available. The vigil will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Woman's New Life Center's new state-of-the-art facility, located next door to Planned Parenthood at 4612 S. Claiborne Ave. Pregnancy center officials will be giving guided tours beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a candlelight service and refreshments will follow.




Upcoming Events
Now - Nov. 5:
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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