Bills & 'Bloody' Protests at Capitol
Vote on Love Life Amendment Expected Next Week!
I know I told you last week that our Love Life Amendment would receive a vote on the Senate floor this week, but it's looking like that will happen next week. Keep sending your emails to your State Senator!

LOTS of other activity has happened at the Capitol. Here are a few highlights...

  • The Heartbeat Bill cleared a House committee yesterday and now heads to the House floor. Together with the new Alabama abortion law, this law is receiving plenty of media coverage. We have done two TV interviews just today. Read the Advocate article.
  • Pro-abortion protesters covered in fake blood shouting "No Church, no state, rich men won't decide our fate" were removed by police from the Capitol Rotunda yesterday. Of course, many of our bills this session are led by heroic pro-life women legislators!
  • The 1972 ERA bill was defeated on the Senate floor last week! Thanks for sending your emails to your Senators.
  • On Monday, the House will vote on a positive bill opening the door for "Safe Haven Baby Boxes" to be installed at fire stations to allow mothers to safely surrender their babies instead of hurting them. Learn more about this effort, which began in Indiana.

See a complete list of the legislation we are following on our State Session webpage! Get involved by contacting your Senator and Representative!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper

P.S. Congratulations to our friend Brenda Desormeaux for being invited to the First Lady's Luncheon in Washington, D.C. Check out this great segment from CBS Lafayette on the beautiful work of the Desormeaux Foundation!
Heavy Rains Don't Dampen Spirits at Bowties for Babies! Thank You For Attending!
Heavy storms rolled through Baton Rouge on Thursday, May 9, but not even flooded streets could keep a large group of supporters away from the seventh annual Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life at the Capitol Park Museum.
The annual event featured music, food, drinks, a silent auction and awarding of the 2019 Leadership for Life Award to Pastors Larry and Jonathan Stockstill of Bethany Church in Baton Rouge.

Love Life Amendment Passes Out of Senate Committee, Awaits Vote on Senate Floor
HB 425, the Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution, has been voted out of the Senate Judiciary A Committee and awaits a vote of the full Senate, now expected to be next week. If it receives 2/3 vote (it already has passed the House) it will be put on the ballot on Oct. 12. There, Louisiana’s voters will have the chance to ensure that there is no right to abortion or to taxpayer funding of abortion in Louisiana’s constitution. Please email your Senator today and ask that he or she votes YES to the Love Life Amendment.

St. Tammany Right to Life recently presented a $500 scholarship to Claire Worchel, a 2019 graduate of Pope John Paul High School. This is the second year the organization has presented the St. Tammany Pro-Life Youth Leadership Scholarship.
The 2019 Louisiana State Pro-Life Oratory Contest was held May 4 at the Knights of Columbus State Convention in Baton Rouge. Shreveport teen Kaiden O'Dell won the event and will represent Louisiana at the national pro-life oratory contest this summer.
The next Acadiana Pro-Life Luncheon has been set for Wednesday, May 29, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Abacus Restaurant, 530 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. Cash lunch is $5. Please RSVP to as seating is limited.
Registration is open for the 2019 PULSE Leadership Institute, set for July 8-12 at the Timothy Retreat Center in Baker. PLI is an exciting week for high school and college students to delve into the pro-life cause, with speakers and testimonies, hands-on pro-life activism, and more!
Congratulations to Louisiana Right to Life Director of Education Alex Seghers and husband Robert on the birth of their daughter, Yvette Charmaine Seghers, born Monday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m.
The annual Pro-Life Women's Conference is coming to Louisiana. The conference, billed "When Women Lead," will be held June 21-23 at the Pontchartrain Civic and Convention Center in Kenner.
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