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2024 Press Releases 

6-27 Pro-Life Organization Responds to Moyle v. United States

6-13 Louisiana Right to Life Responds to Supreme Court Decision 

6-4 The Advocate’s Recent Article Shows Continued Bias Against Pro-Life Laws on Abortion

5-30 Governor Hosts Bill Signing For Abortion by Fraud Act 

5-24 Governor Signs Abortion by Fraud Criminalization Act

5-23 Abortion by Fraud Act Passes Senate in Majority Vote 

5-20 Louisiana Right to Life Provides Facts After Biased Reporting in State’s Paper, The Advocate

5-16 Investigative Report: The Rampant Abuse of Abortion Pills

4-30 Sen. Pressly’s Abortion by Fraud Full Statement

4-16 Sen. Pressly’s Abortion by Fraud Bill Passes Senate Floor

3-25 HB 245 “Abortion-Until-Birth” Amendment Defeated in Committee

3-5 Senator Pressly’s Bill Targets Abortion by Fraud

2-22 Human Embryos are Protected Under Louisiana Law

1-29 New Pregnancy Center to Serve Washington Parish and Surrounding Area 

1-12 1400 Expected to Hear Jim Caviezel at Proudly Pro-Life Gala 

2023 Press Releases

12-18 U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Biggest Abortion Case Since Dobbs 

11-9 New Parental Leave Policy to Help LA Families 

10-23 LARTL Congratulates U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson 

8-16 5th Circuit Rejects FDA’s Approval of Mail Order Abortion Drugs 

7-12 LARTL Hosts Celebration for Adoption with Rep. Edmonds

6-24 L ARTL Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Roe’s Demise 

5-17 Media Outlets Perpetuate Confusion On Current Law

5-16 LA Committee Refers Two Pro-Abortion Bills 

5-11 Rape Survivor Requests Apology from Gov. Edwards 

5-10 LA Committee Keeps Pro-Life Law Intact

4-13 Win For Moms and Babies, 5th Circuit Restores Original FDA Safety Standards 

4-11 Outlier Polling Contradicts Years of Consistent Pro-Life Results 

3-31 Keep LA Pro-Life Tour in Baton Rouge Region 

3-24 Keep LA Pro-Life Tour in Lafayette Region 

3-24 This Weekend Keep LA Pro-Life RV Tour in North LA

3-13 Keep LA pro-Life Tour in Lake Charles and Sulphur

2022 Press Releases:

9-8 Local Adoption Story Hits Theaters Friday in LA and Nationwide

8-16 LA’s Three Abortion Facilities Plan Exit

8-12 LA Supreme Court Denies Appeal From Shreveport Abortion Facility 

8-11 AG Landry and Legislators File Brief in Response to Abortion Businesses’ Appeal 

7-29 First Circuit Grants Writ: LA Pro-Life Laws Can Be Enforced

7-18 Decision on Preliminary Injunction Expected in Coming Days

7-12 Judge Blocks Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law Again, Hearing Set for Monday

7-12 Woman’s New Life Clinic Attacked by Pro-Abortion Group

7-8 TRO Lifted, Louisiana Pro-Life Laws in Effect

7-6 Louisiana Supreme Court Denies Request to Dismiss TRO from Hope Medical Group

7-5 Attorney General Jeff Landry Petitions Louisiana Supreme Court to Dissolve TRO from Hope Medical Group

6-29 AG Jeff Landry Informs Medical Society Post-Roe Laws Applicable to Louisiana Physicians

6-27 Louisiana Right to Life Statement on Shreveport Abortion Facility Lawsuit

6-25 Department of Health Issues Letters to Abortion Facilities: Abide by Louisiana Law

6-24: Roe v. Wade Reversed 

6-21 SB 342, SB 388: Pro-Life Bills Singed into Law

5-12 HB 813 Amended and Then Returned to Calendar Without Final Vote

5-6 Official Statement on HB 813: Opposes Abolition Act, Inconsistent with Mission

5-2 Draft Majority Opinion: Supreme Court to Overturn Roe vs. Wade

4-13 Life Sustaining Act Heads to House Floor After Unanimous Committee Approval

4-12 Prohibiting Sale of Chemical Abortion Pills Clears Senate Committee

2020 Press Releases:

10-19 Election Signs Continue to be Vandalized, Stolen

10-15: Election Signs Vandalized in Covington

10-12: Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment on November Ballot

9-28: Pro-life Signs Stolen Across Louisiana

9-26: Louisiana Right to Life Urges Swift Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

7-31: Shreveport Abortion Facility Drops Lawsuit Aimed at Dismantling Safety Standards

6-29: Supreme Court Decision A Loss for Women’s Health and Safety

6-29: Supreme Court Sides With Abortion Business in Abortion Case

6-9: Louisiana Right to Life Awaits Supreme Court Decision

5-21: Second Diaper Giveaway This Weekend

4-25: Thousands of Diapers Given to NOLA Area Moms

4-24: Baby Supply Giveaway a Huge Success, Continues Tomorrow

4-22: Ambulance Called to Abortion Facility

4-21: LARTL Asks Governor to Enforce Medical Order

4-17: Free Baby Supplies Available to NOLA Moms

4-9: State Investigates Abortion Facilities Amid COVID-19 Orders

3-30: June Medical Abortion Facility Defies Public Health Guidelines

3-23: Abortion Facilities Closed But Say They’ll Fight State Order

3-20: Abortion Facilities Stay Open Despite New Public Health Guidelines

3-9: Abortion Facility Orders Billboard Be Taken Down

3-2: Media Advisory: Press Conferences in DC,Nola

2-26: Media Advisory: Press Conference in Shreveport

1-23: Louisiana Ranked No. 1 Pro-Life State

1-6: LARTL Files Amicus Brief to Supreme Court

2019 Press Releases:

12-3: 5th Circuit Exposes Court Gag Order Hiding Potentially Illegal Activity

10-4: Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Admitting Privileges Case

8-19: LARTL Offers Condolences on the Passing of Gov. Blanco

7-30: Report: Botched Abortion at Baton Rouge Facility Leads to Hysterectomy

7-26: LARTL Releases Legislative Scorecards for 2016-19 Term

6-6: Love Life Amendment Wins Final Legislative Approval

6-5: HHS Ends Contract Funding Research Using Aborted Baby Parts

5-30: Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill

5-28: Supreme Court Ruling Could Impact

5-21: Senate Passes Love Life Amendment

5-8: Senate Votes Down the 1972 ERA

5-7: Senate Committee Approves Love Life Amendment

5-6: Louisiana Senate Approves Heartbeat Bill

4:26: Kansas Decision Shows Importance of Love Life Amendment

4/23: Unreported Rape of Minor, Destruction of Patient Records Leads to Call for Investigation

4/17: Patient Records Destroyed, Leads to Bill Introduction

4/15: 3 Pro-Life Bills in Committee Tomorrow

4/8: La. Right to Life Opposes ERA Ratification

3/29: Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Legislature

3/15: Ambulance Called to. Baton Rouge Abortion Facility

3-14: Abortion Numbers Falling in Louisiana

2-27: Dr. Work’s Medical License Suspended

2-20: Is Abortion Physician Violating His Own Probation?

2-18: New Poll Shows State Overwhelmingly Supports Life

2-7: Supreme Court Grants Stay; Sets Stage for Full Review

2-1: Supreme Court Delays Decision on Admitting Privileges Law

1-25: Update: 5th Circuit Denies Appeal

1-25: Abortion Facility Asks 5th Circuit to Delay Enforcement of Act 620

1-18: Pro-Life Leaders React to Today’s Ruling on Admitting Privileges Law

1-16: State Rep. Katrina Jackson Speaking At March for Life

2018 Press Releases:

12.10: LARTL Disappointed in Supreme Court Decision

9.26: Pro-Life Leaders Celebrate Ruling on Admitting Privileges Law

7.9.2018: LARTL Commends Kavanaugh Nomination

7.5.2018: Abbeville Teen Wins National Oratory Contest

6.27.2018: Pro-Life Leaders Respond to Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

5.23.2018: Gov. Signs Defunding Bill;  Court Ruling Could be Mooted Out

5.18.18: Pro-Life Bills Pass Legislature, Headed for Gov. Edwards

5.9.18: LARTL Pleased with Engelhardt’s Confirmation

4.26.18: Louisiana Abortion Rate Falls for 3rd Straight Year

4.24.18: LARTL Pleased with Duncan’s Confirmation

4.3.18: Pro-Life Bills Highlight Pro-Life Day at the Capitol

3.15.2018: ‘Adoption Option Act’ Introduced in Louisiana Legislature

3.5.2018: Governor Hosting Film Premiere of Local Adoption Story

2.27.2018: Billboard Sharing Pro-Life Message Vandalized in NOLA

1.25.2018: Thousands Expected Saturday at LLM North

1.18.2018: Attorney General to Speak at Life March South

2017 Press Releases:

12.1.2017: Pro-Life Groups Welcome Kennedy’s Support of Kyle Duncan

11.21.2017: Pro-Life Groups Launch Campaign for Duncan’s Confirmation

9.28.2017: President Announces Nominations to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

9.19.2017: American College of Physicians Reaffirms Opposition to Assisted Suicide

9.8.2017: PP Gulf Coast Criminal Referrals Sent to Department of Justice

7.6.2017: Louisiana Abortion Rates Fall for Second Straight Year

6.2.2017: 2 Pro-Life Bills Easily Approved; Await Governor’s Signature

5.25.2017: New Video Exposes PP Gulf Coast’s Brutal Practices

5.11.2017: Guttmacher Institute Seeks to Protect Abortion-on-Demand

4.27.2017: Judge Strikes Down Admitting Privileges Law

4.19.2017: Diaper Drive Under Way in New Orleans

5.11.2017: Guttmacher Institute Seeks to Protect Abortion-on-Demand

4.11.2017: Letter: Bossier Abortion Facility is Closed

4.7.2017: LARTL Celebrates Corsuch Confirmation

3.20.2017: Landry Files 22-State Amicus Brief to Support Alabama Law

1.31.2017:LARTL Commends Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

1.25.2017: At Least 2000 Louisiana Residents to March for Life in Washington DC

1.25.2017: Congressman Johnson, Rep. Jackson to Speak at Life March North

1.19.2017: Rep. Jackson, Archbishop Aymond to Speak at Life March South

1.17.2017: AG Landry, Congressman Abraham To Speak at Life March Central


2016 Press Releases:

12.1.2016: House Panel Refers Prosecution for PP Gulf Coast

10.25.2016: Pro-Life Prayer Breakfast Set in Cenla

10.19.2016: Senate Candidates Affirm Pro-Life Positions

9.7.2016: Candidate Questionnaire Responses Published

7.26.2016: Gov. Edwards To Be Honored by Democrats for Life of America

7.1.2016:  Center for Reproductive Rights Challenging All 2016 Legislation

6.27.2016: Supreme Court Reverses Ruling On Texas Abortion Law

6.16.2016: State Abortion Rates Drop in 2015

6.14.2016: AMA to Explore Policy Change on Assisted Suicide

6.10.2016: Gathering at PP Set for Saturday

6.2.2016: Governor Signs HB 606 Into Law

6.2.2016: Pro-Life Citizens to Be at Capitol

6.2.2016: Gov. Edwards Signs Dismemberment Abortion Bill

5.19.2016: Governor Signs 72-Hour Waiting Period Bill, Another

5.17.2016: Dismemberment Abortion Bill Passes Senate

5.11.2016: Pro-Life Bills Move Forward at Capitol

5.4.2016: Two Pro-Life Bills Headed to Governor’s Desk

4.28.2016: Dismemberment, Discrimination Bans Sail through House

4.27:2016: Key Pro-Life Bills Progress Through Legislature

4.6.2016: Louisiana House Approves 2 Pro-Life Bills

4.5.2016: Bill to Stop Dismemberment Abortion Filed

3.30.2016: Pro-Life Legislative Agenda Begins at Capitol Today

3.2.2016: LARTL Reaction to Supreme Court Hearing

2.24.2016: 5th Circuit Allows Admitting Privilege Law to Take Effect

2.4.2016: LART Thanks Gov. Edwards for Amicus Brief Signature

1.29.2016: Thousands to Defend Life in Alexandria

1.26.2016: Federal Judge Rules on Admitting Privileges Law

1.20.2016: Thousands to Defend  Life at Baton Rouge Event

1.19.2016: Thousands to Defend Life at Shreveport Event

1.11.2016: Congratulations to Gov. Edwards, Speaker Barras

1.8.2016: Streetlight Banners Fall Within City Guidelines

1.7.2016: Edwards Names DHH Secretary with Pro-Abortion Connections

2015 Press Releases:

11.21.2015: Louisiana Right to Life Congratulates Gov.-Elect Edwards

11.5.2015: Planned Parenthood Funding Case Goes to 5th Circuit

9.29.2015: How Gubernatorial Candidates Stand on Life Issues

9.2.2015: PP Takes State to Court over Medicaid Cuts

8.20.2015: Governor Will Greet PP Protestors with Evidence

7.27.2015: ‘Women Betrayed’ Rally at Planned Parenthood

7.24.2015: Students for Life Rally at Planned Parenthood

7.14.2015: Top PP Doctor Caught Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

6.29.2015: Louisiana Federal Court Case Adjourns in Baton Rouge

5.26.2015: HB 701, Pro-Life Cause, Hung Out to Dry in Senate

5.15.2015: NOLA Needs Peace Rally

5.13.2015: Pain-Capable Bill Passes House

5.6.2015: HB 701 Sails Out of Committee

4.15.2015: HB 701 Would End Sex-Selection Abortion

3.23.2015: Planned Parenthood Concrete Poured

2.3.15: Planned Parenthood Application Rejected

1.22.15: Taxpayer Funded Abortion

1.21.15: Louisiana Life March South

1.16.2015: Louisiana Life March North

1.14.2015: Louisiana Named No. 1 Pro-Life State for 6th Straight Year

2014 Press Releases:

12.1.2014: Sen. Landrieu Continues to Mislead Louisiana Citizens

9.16.2014: Report shows elective abortion coverage widespread on Obamacare exchange plans

8.31.2014: Judge Issues Limited TRO; Law Will Take Effect

8.22.2014: LARTL Responds to Lawsuit Against HB388

3.07.2014: Gov. Jindal Adds Pro-Life Bills to 2014 Legislative Package  

3.13.2014: Rep. Jackson Statement on HB 388

3.19.2014: HB 388 Passes House Health & Welfare Committee

3.25.2014: HB187 Passes, But Pro-Life Amendments Added 

3.27.2014: 5th Circuit Upholds Texas Admitting Privledges Bill

3.31.2014: HB388 Passes Overwhelmingly in LA House 

4.16.2014: HB305 Passes Overwhelmingly in LA House

5.7.2014: HB388 Passes Unanimously in LA Senate Health & Welfare Committee

5.14.2014: HB388 Passes Overwhelmingly in LA Senate

7.16.2014: LA Senator Landrieu Votes Against Religious Liberty
7.17.14: 2014 Legislative Scorecard Released
7.29.14: 5th Circuit Strikes Down Mississippi Admitting Privilege Law
8.4.14: Alabama District Decision Will Not Affect Implementation of La. HB 388

2013 Press Releases:

7.31.13: UPDATE: Planned Parenthood Must Pay $4.3 Million, Not Just $1.4 Million

7.26.13: Senator Landrieu States She Is Undecided on Late Abortion Ban

7.24.13: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Guilty of Medicaid Fraud

6.19.13: U.S. House Votes to Protect Babies 20 Weeks and Older 

5.19.13: Second NOLA Needs Peace Billboard Vandalized

5.14.13: Former Planned Parenthood Director in New TV Ads

5.13.13: Gosnell Found Guilty


2012 Press Releases:

8.1.12: Four Pieces of Life-Saving Legislation Now in Effect

6.1.12: Fetal Pain Passes House

5.30.12: Hear the Heartbeat Act Passes House Floor!