From Our Director

To all the adults out there,  please reach out to one high school student and encourage them to attend PULSE. PULSE, previously known as Camp Joshua, is an awesome weekend program to form young pro-life leaders. We need young bold pro-life advocates in Louisiana, and PULSE is the best way to form them!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
P.S. We are only three weeks out from the release of I Lived on Parker Avenue. Haven't seen it yet? Join us for the final pre-release screening at St. Alban's Chapel at LSU on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m.
Life March Video
La. Life Marches 2018 in the Books, Short Video Now Available!    

More than 13,000 Louisiana residents marched for life and heard powerful messages of hope in January and February at one of the state's three life marches in Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier City and Alexandria-Pineville.

Even if you weren't able to make one of the marches you can still be inspired to fight for life through the sounds and images caught on tape.

PULSE Weekend

First PULSE Weekend
is Days Away! 
We are just a week away from the first PULSE Immersion Weekend of 2018, and only a few spots remain available! Have you registered yet?

The event is is Feb. 23-25 at Camp Istrouma in Baton Rouge. Students will have the opportunity to pray at an abortion facility, have lunch at the Governor's Mansion, grow in pro-life knowledge and persuasion skills, discuss effective activism, hear beautiful testimonies, and hang out with fellow pro-life students from around the state.
Cost is $75 per student.  
Acadiana Life Fest

Acadiana Life Fest Planning Under Way

Have you heard about the Acadiana Life Fest? This first-ever event, scheduled for April 21 at Parc International in downtown Lafayette, will be a family-friendly celebration of life featuring games for childreen, live music, and food and drink vendors.

We need sponsors to help make this event possible. Will you support Louisiana Right to Life and this worthwhile event?

Contact Krista Corbello at 337-366-1681 or krista@ for more information.

Watch the website,, for new information as it becomes available.
40 Days for Life
Kirk Barker speaking remotely at the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally.
40 Days for Life in Shreveport-Bossier    
The spring 40 Days for Life campaign is under way, and the Shreveport-Bossier group is once again participating.

The group held its kickoff rally Feb. 11. Kirk Barker of Cameron's Chance Pro-Life Advocacy spoke remotely, as weather and flight delays kept him from being at the rally as planned.

The spring campaign ends March 25.

From Chairman Chris Davis: "Everyone make praying for an end to abortion part of your daily prayer routine from now until Palm Sunday, March 25. Come out to the sidewalk today to pray from 7 a.m. to 7p.m. at the Shreveport abortion facility, 210 Kings Hwy. You can register with the new 40 Days for Life APP at I will be there most days at noon. See you on the sidewalk!"
Oratory Contests
Two Oratory Contests Coming Up Soon 
Every year, the Louisiana Pro-Life Oratory Committee sponsors a pro-life oratory contest among high school juniors and seniors from around the state. Winners of local contests can then compete in the Louisiana State Oratory Contest, which is held in May in coordination with the Knights of Columbus Convention.

Contact Shanon Snyder at 866.463.5433 for more information or to list your event.

* St. Tammany: Feb. 17, 10 a.m., St. Luke Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Call 985-640-3680 to register or for more information.
* New Orleans: March 22, 6:30 p.m., Louisiana Right to life state headquarters, 200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. Call 504-835-6520 to register or for more information.
Diaper Drive
If you are in the New Orleans area, start collecting diapers to donate to the second PooDat Diaper Drive April 25 through May 1. More details coming soon!
New Website Coming Soon!
LARTL Website Down
Screenshot Website
Big news... We are about to launch a NEW Louisiana Right to Life website! It has been about 10 years since we launched our last website, so we think it is about time for a facelift! 

Our current site is down as we work out the kinks. While the site is down, you can still access registration links. If you don't see what you are looking for on this page, please call Sandy at 866.463.5433 or email [email protected].

We hope to be back online soon.  We look forward to sharing our new site with you!
Powerful Documentary Shares Adoption's Beauty

'I Lived on Parker Avenue' Release Getting Closer

By Benjamin Clapper, Producer
LARTL Executive Director 

About seven years ago, a young high school student gathered the courage to share his own life story with the toughest critics of all - his fellow students at his high school. Like any teenager, his thoughts were centered on an obvious question: What would my friends think of me? His life story was different from most others. Not many of his friends could say that they were minutes from not existing, or that they had never met the woman who had given birth to him.
Now, David Scotton's life story is more visible than he could have ever imagined when preparing for that five-minute speech. The short documentary film I Lived on Parker Avenue tells the story of David's life, and the film's trailer has been viewed more than 375,000 times online.
And we are three weeks away from its online release on March 8!
I met David not long after he spoke to his peers at Jesuit High School in New Orleans. From the beginning I could see he knew his story had great potential to inspire, to save lives, and to share the beauty of the gift of adoption that certainly blessed his life. He selflessly was willing to share it.
Then the moment came. David, almost in a passing manner, told me that he reconnected with his birth parents and was considering going to meet them in Indiana for the first time. Equally as nonchalantly, I tossed out the idea of sending a camera to follow him and document such a dramatic event. My wife and I had seen enough TLC shows to know that these first-time meetings are filled with raw emotion. David considered this, and while hesitant at first, he eventually went along with it.

I brought on my good friend Philip Braun III to be the director of the film, received support from some very generous people, established Joie De Vivre Media, an offshoot of Louisiana Right to Life, and soon, I Lived on Parker Avenue was on its way to creation.
In case you haven't heard, here is an overview of the story. David Scotton was conceived in Indiana, and facing challenging circumstances, teenagers Melissa and Brian headed to the abortion facility in Indianapolis. Thanks to the influence of one unknown woman outside that facility, Melissa got up off the abortion table, never to return. All the while, Susan and Jimmy Scotton, after Susan lost two previous children, were searching for an opportunity to begin a family through adoption. Through an Indiana attorney the couples were connected, and adoption plans were made. On Dec. 22, 1993, David Scotton was born and began his first journey home to Metairie with Jimmy and Susan.
I Lived on Parker Avenue follows David, 19 years later as a college student, as he reverses that first journey and travels to Indiana to meet Melissa and Brian. The film documents the stories of all parties involved, examining the dynamics of adoption.

Why David's story for a documentary film? For me, I am motivated by heartbreaking statistics showing that infant adoption has decreased by 31 percent since 1992. Moreover, for every 100 abortions in America, there are less than two infant adoptions. This is a situation we must change. Adoption is a solution to the brokenness of abortion, and it is our hope that I Lived on Parker Avenue can inspire our nation with the beauty of adoption.

We have seen the power of this film inspire as we have toured high schools across the country, reaching 10s of thousands of students directly through the film and accompanying presentation. We've screened the film with other groups as well, including U.S. Senators Congressmen on Capitol Hill.
Because of our goal to reclaim the beauty of adoption in America, we are releasing I Lived on Parker Avenue in a rather unorthodox fashion on March 8. Instead of pursuing theaters and DVD sales, we will release I Lived on Parker Avenue online for free so that anyone and everyone can view it.

We hope you will watch and be inspired. And until then, please click here to view and share the documentary's trailer!

LSU Pre-Release Screening
Wednesday, March 7, 8 p.m.
St. Alban's Chapel at LSU
( corner of Dalrymple Drive and Highland Road in Baton Rouge)
Bowties for Babies is April 17

Join Us as We Honor
A True Adoption Leader

Will you join us at the sixth annual Bowties for Babies: A Southern Soiree for Life?

April 17, 2018  |  6:30-9:30 p.m.
Capitol Park Museum
Baton Rouge

This reception style event will feature live music by the Big Easy Jazz Band, delicious food, and a silent auction.

It will also be a time to honor the 2018 Leadership for Life Award winner, A. Hays Town Jr.

A. Hays Town Jr.
Mr. Town launched the St. Elizabeth Foundation in 1988 to give young, pregnant women without resources more options for adoption in Baton Rouge. Since its founding, the St. Elizabeth Foundation has placed more than 600 babies, almost double the average rate for other Louisiana adoption agencies. It provides services in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, and throughout Louisiana, and leaders credit its small, family-like atmosphere and the unparalleled level of support it offers to both its birth mothers and adoptive parents for its success.

In addition to his dedicated work with the St. Elizabeth Foundation, Mr. Town has volunteered countless hours with numerous service organizations in Baton Rouge, where he lives with Gay, his wife of more than 60 years.

We are proud to honor such a dedicated pro-life warrior, and we hope you will join us to thank him for all he has done for life.

All proceeds from Bowties for Babies support the Advertise for Life project, which uses targeted online advertising to connect women in crisis pregnancies with one of the state's pregnancy resource centers, which can help them choose life.
Patron packages, as well as individual tickets, are available starting at $75.

Upcoming Events
Feb. 23-25:
April 4:
April 17:
Bowties for Babies
April 21:
Acadiana Life Fest
April 25 - May 1: 
Poo Dat Diaper Drive
Louisiana Right to Life     1.866.463.5433    @LARightToLife