LIFE WINS IN LOUISIANA
Louisiana voters passed an amendment to the state constitution Tuesday evening establishing that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.
The New York Times reported that 62% of Louisiana voters supported Amendment 1, “Love Life Amendment,” an amendment stating that nothing in the Louisiana state constitution protects the right to abortion or abortion funding. Louisiana also has a trigger law automatically banning all abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned, according to NBC News.
“We are protecting our state’s taxpayer dollars and reaffirming Louisiana’s pro-life stance. We also believe that our people should have a say in this,” said the sponsor of the measure, Democratic state Sen. Katrina Jackson, NBC News reported.
“We’ve been working hard to get the word out about what this amendment does and what it doesn’t do,” added Louisiana Right to Life Associate Director Angie Thomas. “This amendment will make sure that Louisiana’s current pro-life laws are protected and can’t be undermined by a couple of judges.”
(Excerpt from the Daily Signal. Picture Credit: Getty Images.)
Earlier this year a Louisiana law requiring abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges was struck down by the Supreme Court. It’s inspiring to see that people in Louisiana keep fighting for life, passing laws and spearheading efforts to stop abortion. This is a great example for all of us.
Here is what God’s Word says: Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know—Someone not impressed with weak excuses. (Prv 24:11-12 MSG) Lord, help us to rescue the perishing–to get involved in trying to save the unborn, help the mothers, and stop abortion.
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