The Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God have released an official statement in support of the Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution, which will be voted on by Louisiana voters on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Love Life Amendment, if approved, will ensure there is no right to abortion, or taxpayer funding of abortion, in the Louisiana Constitution.
The Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God join Louisiana Baptists in issuing their official support (Read resolution).
The Assemblies of God statement reads:
The Assemblies of God have always believed in defending and protecting the sanctity of human life. Our pro-life commitment now extends to our support of the Love Life Constitutional Amendment on the Louisiana ballot in the November 3, 2020, election.
In the position paper “Sanctity of Human Life: Abortion and Reproductive Issues” adopted by the General Presbytery in Session August 9-11, 2010, the Assemblies of God state that “Every human life, from conception through death, is therefore to be valued, respected, nurtured, and protected.” It is this love for all human life that requires us to oppose abortion.
Sadly, in other states, judges have declared a right to abortion in their state constitution, striking down common-sense legal protections for the unborn and their mothers.
To prevent this from ever happening in Louisiana, an overwhelming majority of bi-partisan state legislators approved a constitutional amendment stating, “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.” Now, Louisiana voters must approve this amendment at the polls.
The Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God fully supports the Love Life Amendment. We urge all eligible Louisianans to vote for the Love Life Amendment either on November 3rd or in early voting from October 20-27. We also encourage Assemblies of God churches and ministries to advocate on behalf of the amendment. The Louisiana Pro-Life Amendment Coalition, led by Louisiana Right to Life, is ready and willing to assist our pastors and leaders in this advocacy.
By passing the Love Life Amendment, we will protect innocent human lives in Louisiana for generations to come. Thank you to Assemblies of God statewide in advance for your full support of this pro-life effort.
To download a copy of the official statement, click here.