November 5, 2020

Louisiana Voters Pass Love Life Amendment

Louisiana state flag
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On Tuesday, Louisiana voters approved Amendment #1, known as the Love Life Amendment, for the state's constitution. This legislation ensures that judges can't rule that there is an implied right to abortion in the state's constitution.

The amendment was authored with bipartisan support from State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D) and State Sen. Beth Mizell (R). It received support from both chambers of Louisiana's legislature and Gov. John Bel Edwards before it was approved by voters.

“Louisiana has overwhelmingly passed the Love Life Amendment and shown its love for mothers and babies!,” said Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life.

“With the passage of this amendment, our citizens have mandated that state judges can never use our Constitution to enshrine abortion or the taxpayer funding of abortion in Louisiana. We the people, through our legislators, can pass laws defending life without the intervention of judges.

“We encourage other states to pass their own version of the Love Life Amendment. For too long, activist judges around the nation have usurped the power of state legislatures and declared a right to abortion-on-demand. It’s time we changed this in every state across America.

“We look forward to the day Roe v. Wade is overturned and Louisiana can once again protect all our citizens, including those waiting to be born. Moving forward, the pro-life movement will continue to support mothers and babies and work toward a day when every child is protected by law and welcomed with love in our nation.”

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