Pro-lifers in Louisiana are hopeful for final action on a constitutional amendment to protect the unborn but the outcome is not a certainty.
Louisiana is predominantly a pro-life state but that doesn't mean it is protected from abortion becoming the law from border to border.
Benjamin Clapper of Louisiana Right to Life tells OneNewsNow that pro-life activists are pushing an amendment to the Louisiana Constitution.
“If the Love Life Amendment is passed by a two-thirds margin through both houses of the Louisiana legislature, and then approved by a majority vote of the people on October 12,” he explains, “then it would write into the state constitution that there will never be a right to abortion in Louisiana's constitution.”
Clapper says 12 states have witnessed a state supreme court force the legal right to abortion on citizens but Louisiana, he says, would be protected from any such future action.
“We've got to make sure that never happens in Louisiana,” he says, “and that's why we need the Love Life Amendment.”
The state Senate could begin work soon and Clapper says pro-life Louisianans are encouraged to contact their senators asking that they get on board.