Voters will decide constitutional right to abortion

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. ConstitutionVoters in Louisiana are being encouraged to make life the law of the land by casting their own ballot.

The state Senate this week passed a constitutional amendment, following a vote by the House, and now the issue goes before the people.

Benjamin Clapper, who heads Louisiana Right to Life, tells OneNewsNow the issue will appear on a ballot in the fall giving Louisianans the opportunity to declare their state constitution does not declare a right to abortion or to fund it with state dollars.

Clapper

“So combined with our current state law,” he explains, “when Roe v Wade is overturned, then every unborn baby in Louisiana would be protected through this amendment and our current state law.”

Clapper says Louisiana took action because 13 other states had their supreme courts affirm there is a constitutional right to abortion, just like the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 that imposed abortion on all states.

“As recently as Kansas in late April, they decided that in Kansas there's a right to abortion no matter if Roe v Wade is overturned in the future,” he further explains. “We can't let that happen in Louisiana.”

Louisiana Right to Life predicts abortion advocates will pump a good deal of money into the October election to defeat the amendment so Clapper's organization is already moving to organize and educate voters, too.

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