From Our Director
Happy New Year! As you are making resolutions for the new year, consider making a pro-life resolution. Whether you commit to wearing your precious feet pin more often, making sure you have a Choose Life License Plate, or be present more often to pray at an abortion facility near you, each of us can do something extra in 2018 to help unborn babies and their mothers!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
P.S. I hope to see you at the Proudly Pro-Life Dinner on Jan. 11!
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood Killed 321,384 Babies in 2016 Alone

Planned Parenthood released its 2016-2017 annual report over the New Year's holiday, reporting that it sold 321,384 abortions in 2016 alone, equivalent to more than 880 abortions a day. Thankfully, though, Planned Parenthood has not been able to perform abortions in Louisiana yet, even at its new facility in New Orleans.
Proudly Pro-Life
John Smestad Jr. to
Be Honored at Proudly
Pro-Life Dinner

There is still time to get your tickets to the 19th annual Proudly Pro-Life Dinner, to be hosted by New Orleans Right to Life at Chateau Country Club in Kenner on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
John Smestad Jr.
This year's recipients of the Proudly Pro-Life Award is John Smestad Jr., former Executive Director of the Archdiocesan CYO / Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office and current Director of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. John has worked with Catholic youth since 2003 and took the first group of 50 youth from his home parish of St. Dominic, where he serves as youth director, to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., in 2005. From 2006 to 2015 John coordinated the Archdiocesan Youth pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington with more than 500 young people each year. 
Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 10 are available.

  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online!! 
Support ILOPA

Can You Donate?
ILOPA Release Just A Few Months Away 
I Lived on Parker Avenue officials have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 in the next month. Monies raised will be dedicated to promoting the short documentary adoption film to the world. The film is scheduled for a free release March 8.
PULSE Weekend
First PULSE Weekend is Coming Up in Feb.
The first PULSE Immersion Weekend of 2018 is set for Camp Istrouma in Baton Rouge Feb. 23-25.
Students will have the opportunity to pray at Baton Rouge's abortion facility and have lunch at the Governor's Mansion with pro-life Gov. John Bel Edwards. Throughout the weekend students will grow in pro-life knowledge and persuasion skills, discuss effective activism, hear beautiful testimonies, and hang out with fellow passionate pro-life students from all over the state.
Cost is $60 per student until Feb. 9, when the price increases to $75 per student.  
Luminary Membership
Did you see the latest edition of The Luminary that hit mailboxes in December? If not, become a Luminary member today and you won't miss another copy!
March With Us!
March With Us for Life 
at a Louisiana Life March!

Will you march with us in 2018 and take a stand for life? Will you help us spread the message that EVERY Life Deserves a LIFETIME?

There will be three Louisiana Life March events within the next month, and one is sure to be close to you!

Wil l you help us spread the word? You can tell your family and friends about the marches, play the one-minute promotional video in your church and/or show the Life March image on your video board, or request promotional materials to hand out in your community.

Each march begins at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately two hours. There will be speakers (to be announced soon) and music as well as a ministry mobilization area at each site to spread the pro-life message and help plug you into pro-life efforts in your community.

Louisiana Life March South
Jan. 20 | 10 a.m. - Noon
Downtown Baton Rouge

The Louisiana Life March South will return to downtown Baton Rouge in a few weeks, but due to construction in the area the route will be reversed. The Life March South will begin in the grassy area outside the State Capitol near Spanish Town Road and N. 4th Street. The March for Life will begin at 10 a.m., proceed south on N. 4th Street, west on North Boulevard, and south on River Road to the Levee Green near the U.S.S. Kidd. A formal program will be held at the Levee Stage.

Louisiana Life March North
Jan. 27 | 10 a.m. - Noon

The Louisiana Life March North begins at Bossier City's "Louisiana Boardwalk," crosses the Texas Street bridge and concludes at Shreveport's Festival Plaza, where a formal program will be held.

Louisiana Life March Cenla
Feb. 3 | 10 a.m. - Noon

The Louisiana Life March Cenla begins on the grounds of Louisiana College in Pineville. The 1.6-mile march will go down Main Street toward the Jackson Street Bridge, cross the bridge and conclude at the amphitheater on the Alexandria side of the Red River, where a formal program will be held.

Click Here to order your 2018 Louisiana Life March T-shirt now! Shirts are $10 each. Adult small to XXL, while supplies last. 
Share the Message of Life!

Louisiana Churches:
Participate in Sanctity
of Human Life Sunday! 
Date: Jan. 21, 2018

What is It? On Jan. 22, 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of January as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. Churches around our country still use this day to raise awareness about core life issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, embryonic stem cell research, infanticide and more. Pastors can take this opportunity to teach what the Bible says about the sanctity of human life and what the church can do to minister to the vulnerable in our society.
The third Sunday of January was chosen because it falls in close proximity to the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision, handed down on Jan. 22, 1973, and legalizing abortion in all 50 states, in all nine months of pregnancy, and for virtually any reason (or no reason at all).
Questions: Contact Sandy Cunningham at 866.463.5433 or
We encourage your church to participate in Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Visit us online at for more information. 
Upcoming Events
Jan. 20, 2018:
Life March South
Jan. 21, 2018:
Jan. 22, 2018:
NOLA Memorial for the Unborn
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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