Abortion Businesses Ignored Pandemic Order
Edwards Administration Failed to Enforce

Citizens: Email Gov. Edwards
Healthcare Professionals: Sign Letter to Gov. Edwards
Updated state health orders went into effect Monday allowing nearly all surgical procedures to resume. With this, abortion facilities are open. But sadly, they have been open for weeks, and we are left scratching our heads, confused as to why the state failed to enforce its own orders.

For six weeks during the previous health guidelines that mandated all non-emergency procedures be postponed, abortion facilities refused to stop elective abortions. Louisiana became the South's COVID-19 abortion destination as other states took action.

But even in the face of reports from citizens and legislators, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) took little action. And this was with the 5th Circuit permitting Texas to postpone abortions.

Weeks after the order was put in place, Attorney General Jeff Landry, who previously made a statement encouraging action , spearheaded an investigation and submitted a report to LDH. The only public document we have been able to obtain shows the investigation determined the Shreveport abortion facility was callously making a blanket determination that every one of its "procedures" was an emergency. In response to this, instead of directing the abortion facilities to cease and desist, LDH requested a corrective plan of action. While we have yet to see a followup report, eyewitnesses have seen no change in the operations at the facilities.

We believe much more could have been done by Gov. Edwards to enforce his health order on abortion facilities that blatantly disregarded it. Not only was the lack of decisive action concerning, but the only public comments on the subject by Gov. Edwards and State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry were confusing.

We respect all Gov. Edwards has done to fight the coronavirus. We recognize that his administration has been consumed with that important task. But physicians and facilities who endanger public health and safety by ignoring pandemic precautions must be held accountable.


PHYSICIANS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS: Sign this letter to Gov. Edwards and join the more than 30 physicians, dentists, physical therapists, and others who have already signed it.

Read a full report on the matter at our website at this link.
For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Benjamin Clapper

P.S. On a happier note, take a look below at the awesome diaper distribution we had recently in New Orleans!
Thousands of Diapers Distributed During NOLA To-Go Baby Bag Event in New Orleans
Next Baby Bag Giveaway Planned for May 23, 24
New Orleans and Louisiana Right to Life distributed nearly 15,000 diapers, 14,000 baby wipes, and thousands of other baby supplies, including formula, soap and books, to New Orleans area mothers in need during the first NOLA To-Go Baby Bag giveaway. The second giveaway event is planned for Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24. The events are being held in response to the many pleas for help from area moms having trouble both finding and being able to afford diapers, formula and other necessities during the COVID-19 crisis.

SOLA Giving Day: Can You Give, Help Us Fight Abortion Industry's Deceptive Messaging?
Can you help Louisiana Right to Life combat the deceptive message of the big abortion industry that is currently on display on billboards in several parts of the state? Donors in the Acadiana area (and elsewhere!) can support Louisiana Right to Life during South Louisiana Giving Day on Thursday, May 7. The online fund-raiser is being conducted through the Community Foundation of Acadiana, and donations up to $5,000 will be matched by a generous donor!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Bowties for Babies: A Southern Style Soiree Benefiting Life, has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 24 . We will be honoring Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill with the 2020 Leadership for Life Award. The event will take place at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge. Will you join us at this fun event benefiting the Advertise for Life project? There will be music, food, a silent auction, and more!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 PULSE Leadership Institute has been rescheduled for July 6-10 at the Timothy Retreat Center in Baker. This is an exciting week for high school and college students to dive into the pro-life cause. It features in-depth sessions in things such as adoption, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, and human trafficking and includes hands-on activism, field trips, social activities, and much more.
Will you get at least 20 people to pledge to vote for the Love Life Amendment? Pro-abortion groups will be spending lots of money to confuse voters over the next six months. We can combat that by personally telling people about the amendment. Our goal is to get at least 20,000 people to pledge to vote. We currently have 10,640. First, you can pledge to vote yourself. Then, text, email or post to social media asking friends to pledge to vote. Finally, ask your friends to ask others to pledge to vote.
The vote for the Love Life Amendment is just six months away. Join our brief regional calls to review strategies for how to effectively campaign for the Love Life Amendment. All calls are at 7 p.m.

Bayou parishes: Thursday, April 30
Acadiana parishes: Monday, May 4
Lake Charles area: Thursday, May 7
Cenla Parishes: Tuesday, May 12
Shreveport area: Thursday, May 14
Monroe area: Monday, May 18
Northshore/Fla. Parishes: Tuesday, May 19
Did you miss any or all of the video premieres during our Preaux Life Virtual Mission Week last month? What about the consecutive weekend premieres of our Virtual PULSE Immersion? No worries! You can watch them at your convenience and learn more about abortion, the pro-life movement and how you can get involved.
Were you one of the 27,000-plus people who viewed the amazing video of Acadiana Director Amanda Montesano, who shared her story of adoption when answering the question "Why Are You Preaux Life?" Check out Amanda's video and others in our Facebook special "Preaux Life Humans of Louisiana."
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