January 12, 2021

Louisiana Makes Record-Breaking Vote to Accept Love Life Amendment

photo credit: American Life League / Flickr
While the outcome from the recent Georgia Senate elections might be discouraging for pro-life advocates, it's good to know that pro-life candidates and ballot initiatives found success across the country during last year's election. One of these successful votes was Louisiana's Love Life Amendment.

The vote on the Love Life Amendment broke state records, receiving more favorable votes than any ballot initiative or candidate in Louisiana history. In total, the initiative received 1,274,167 votes.

Benjamin Clapper, the Executive Director for Louisiana Right to Life, wrote that this vote was despite $250,000 spent by out-of-state groups in the final weeks before the Nov. 3 election.

The amendment, as it appeared on the Louisiana ballot, read:

“To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

Because the amendment was accepted by the people of Louisiana, the state will now be within its legal rights to make abortion illegal if the Supreme Court chooses to do away with Roe v. Wade.