Our Louisiana Life Marches across the state garnered thousands of pro-life citizens in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Cenla, Lake Charles and Monroe despite inclement weather at all five locations. At our flagship March in Baton Rouge, we heard from Attorney General Liz Murrill, Louisiana Right to Life Director of Education Alex Seghers, and Black Advocates for Life Capitol Director Tara Wicker. Despite the blistering cold, 500 people attended all prepared with gloves, hats and thick jackets. We also had some great venders including the Life of a Single Mom, Concerned Women of America, Baton Rouge Catholic Charities and Woman’s New Life Clinic.
Then, on the same day, hundreds stood for life in Shreveport at Word of God Ministries and heard from Star Parker and a woman who choose life after considering abortion.
On January 21st, in Monroe, State Senator Katrina Jackson welcomed marchers in the storming rain to Anna Gray Noe Park. Beth Townsend shared her powerful pro-life testimony of abortion regret. The venders for the Monroe march included Ouachita Right to Life. The following day in Lake Charles we heard from Marsha Schexnider and Becky Girola from ABC Pregnancy Center and Tabitha Degas from New Life Counseling. Senator Jeremy Stine was also in attendance at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Finally, in Central Louisiana, attendees heard from abortion survivors Michelle Smith, and Communication Director of Louisiana Right to Life Sarah Zagorski. Zagorski said “We’re very excited to see the progress we’ve already seen since the reversal of Roe vs. Wade. It’s important that even though Roe was overturned, we continue stepping up for women because there will always be unplanned pregnancies. There’ll always be crisis pregnancies and women will always need us.”