Honoring Pro-Life Pastors at Bowties!
Ask Your Senator: Vote No to the ERA
Our Bowties for Babies Soiree in Baton Rouge next to the Capitol that supports our Advertise for Life project is next Thursday, May 9 Tickets are still available! It is a fun evening for life... and don't forget your hats and bowties!

At Bowties, we will be recognizing Pastors Jonathan and Larry Stockstill of Bethany Church with the Leadership for Life Award for their longtime dedication to the pro-life cause. It is essential that all church clergy take a proactive role in defending life. Ever since Larry's father, Roy, was a pastor, he did just that, helping to found pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and more. Larry and now Jonathan have continued Roy's legacy. We applaud them and all proactive pro-life clergy across Louisiana!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper

P.S. The Legislative Session is about halfway done! Next week, our Love Life Amendment heads to a Senate Committee, and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which we oppose, will be voted on the Senate floor. Send an email to your Senator asking them to vote NO to the ERA!

Love Life Amendment Gets 2/3 Vote in House, Moves to Senate for Hearing, Floor Vote
HB 425, the Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution, is halfway through the legislative process as it makes its way to the October ballot. The bill, authored by Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), received the necessary 2/3 vote in the House of Representatives last Tuesday during Pro-Life Day at the Capitol. It will be considered in the Senate Judiciary A Committee next Tuesday, May 7! The Love Life Amendment must receive 2/3 vote of both the House and the Senate to be put on the ballot on Oct. 12. There, Louisiana’s registered voters will have the chance to ensure that there is no right to abortion or to taxpayer funding of abortion in Louisiana’s constitution.

Bowties for Babies is Just a Week Away! Event's Online Auction is Now Live
Three agencies in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas received diapers donated by YOU during the 2019 Poo Dat Diaper Drive! Thanks to all who contributed. The event was held April 10-16, with collection sites at Robert's Fresh Market locations. In all, more than 5,000 diapers were collected.
The annual Pro-Life Women's Conference is coming to Louisiana in June! The conference, billed "When Women Lead," will be held June 21-23 in Kenner at the Pontchartrain Civic and Convention Center. The event will include powerful presentations and breakout sessions, fellowship, friendship, and fun.
Louisiana Right to Life recently mailed letters to the Bossier Parish District Attorney, the Department of Health, and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners requesting an investigation of potential violations of state law surrounding the destruction of patient medical records after the closure of the Bossier City Medical Suite (BCMS). The abortion facility closed in 2017.
Registration is open for the 2019 PULSE Leadership Institute, set for July 8-12 at the Timothy Retreat Center in Baker, just outside of Baton Rouge. PLI is an exciting week for high school and college students to delve into the pro-life cause, with national and local speakers and testimonies, hands-on pro-life activism, field trips to the State Capitol and a local pregnancy center and much more!
Dustin Bertrand began working with Louisiana Right to Life as a speaker at PULSE Weekend Immersions and felt a strong pull to be more invested in the pro-life community. He has now joined the team as a Youth Outreach Director for Acadiana and beyond.
The spring 2019 edition of The Luminary recently hit mailboxes around the state. Do you want to be among those who receive this information filled newsletter three times a year? Please become a Luminary member and help us strengthen the pro-life cause in our state!
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