Abortion Drops 9% in 2020!

When we are faced day in and day out with legal abortion, it's often tough to find good news. But today we have some!

Louisiana just released abortion stats for 2020, and 696 fewer babies were aborted in 2020 than in 2019! That's a 9% decrease! On top of that, abortion has decreased by 27% since 2014!

Don't get me wrong. The 7,448 abortions in 2020 were 7,448 too many. We grieve for these little lives that will never get to have their own birthdays. We must bring an end to the unjust destruction of these babies.

But every life saved is a reason to celebrate. Every life is a blessing. As we celebrate Easter, let us give thanks for the lives saved and pray that our nation turns toward life once and for all.

Have a blessed Easter!

For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper
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Abortion Rate Drops by 9% in Louisiana; Numbers are 27% Lower than in 2014
The number of abortions in Louisiana dropped 9% from 2019 to 2020, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. This puts the abortion rate in Louisiana at a 12-year low! In 2020, there were 7,448 abortions performed in Louisiana. In 2019, 8,144 unborn babies were killed by abortion. Abortion numbers are 27 percent lower than they were in 2014, when 10,211 abortions were done in Louisiana. The number of abortions performed in the state had increased steadily from 2008-2014 before the decline began.

Louisiana Right to Life's "They’re Human Too" exhibit has been on the road. College Director Kandace Landreneau has visited three college campuses this month, and before the end of April she will set up the display on six more of the state's college campuses! We will be on each campus from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you live in the area we're visiting, please stop by and check out this amazing pro-life exhibit!
Louisiana Right to Life will host a family-friendly pro-life drive-in movie event to celebrate life and support the pro-life mission of Louisiana Right to Life on Saturday, May 15 in Prairieville, near Baton Rouge. The evening's feature film is the 2008 family film Horton Hears a Who (Rated G) based off the Dr. Seuss book of the same title. Sponsorships and tickets available. Space is limited!
Hundreds of you around the state have joined us this month for screenings of the new movie Roe v. Wade, which will be released in April. If you've missed it and you are in the New Orleans area, you can watch it tonight at 7 p.m. at Victory Church in Metairie (5708 Airline Dr). The movie is the untold true story of the legalization of abortion in America through the eyes of former abortion physician Dr. Bernard Nathanson.
Did you know that 90% of children diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the womb are aborted worldwide? Louisiana Right to Life and Louisiana Black Advocates for Life hosted a Facebook Live event featuring three special families on World Down Syndrome Day. These families shared their stories and the joys their children bring to their daily lives. If you missed it live you can still watch the video on our website and be inspired!
Applications for the 2020-21 Pro-Life Youth Leadership Award, a $1,000 scholarship given by St. Tammany Right to Life, are now being accepted. This annual scholarship is given to a high school senior who lives in St. Tammany Parish and attends a St. Tammany high school or homeschool who will graduate in May.
Pro-life oratory contests are currently scheduled in Shreveport/Bossier and the Greater New Orleans area for high school juniors and seniors. Students will address the issues of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research in a 5-7 minute oral presentation, and cash prizes will be awarded.
Louisiana Right to Life is now selling pro-life face masks! This unique and playful face mask shows the beauty of life! Strap size can be adjusted (even to fit a child), and moldable nose wire lets you customize the fit. Masks are $10 (includes shipping).
Would you like to add another T-shirt to your closet and continue helping spread the pro-life message in your community? Our new Special Edition pink Preaux Life T-shirt is available for 2021! Shirts are $12 (includes shipping). Check out our store for this and other products.
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