Even with the exciting news, it's important for us to keep in mind the steep hill the 15-week law still must climb. The new law aimed at protecting the unborn baby at 15 weeks gestation is dependent on the outcome of the federal court case dealing with a similar Mississippi law. The case is in the district court now and must proceed in time through the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and, potentially, the Supreme Court. We know the high court is mostly positioned against core pro-life laws, as exemplified by its 2016 decision against Texas's common-sense admitting privileges law. This reminds us the critical importance of a pro-life president who can nominate good justices to the bench and a U.S. Senate willing to confirm these nominees. We thank President Trump for his commitment to these types of judges.
My deepest hope is that we will soon see a day when the Supreme Court allows a state like Louisiana to restore the basic human rights to every unborn baby. Let's pray and act to see that day come sooner rather than later!
In the meantime, we are looking forward to working with the Department of Children and Family Services to implement the core principles of the Adoption Option Act. We can offer moms the beautiful option of adoption instead of abortion!
For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
P.S. We can't wait to see high school and college students at the PULSE Leadership Institute! See below - adventure awaits in defending life!