Florina Ann Roy Alexander, a champion of unborn babies passed away on December 19th of 2022. She was a caring mother of 12 children, and a trailblazer in Louisiana among elected officials. In early 2022, she was honored by the Republican Party of Louisiana with the Pro-Life Legacy Award in recognition of her many decades of service to the pro-life cause.
She assisted with many of Louisiana Right to Life’s pro-life efforts, including the 2020 Love Life Amendment campaign. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about her commitment to unborn life: “Louisiana Right To Life is grateful for the life of Florina Alexander. Our condolences go out to her family, especially her son, Royal Alexander. We are honored to share Royal’s reflection on his mothers pro life commitment below for life.”
Her son, Royal Alexander, said the following about her legacy and her husband’s Ladd Alexander Jr :
“Flo requested her husband, the late A.G. “Ladd” Alexander, Jr., help her and together they founded and financed, in 1974, one of the very first pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in Louisiana. She exemplified exceptional leadership, championing the rights of unborn children. A favorite family memory is the piling in of the many Alexander children into the family station wagon not needing to ask who the young girl was in the front seat talking to their mother. They knew she was pregnant and their Mother was counseling her to keep her baby.
At 88 years old, Mrs. Alexander was photographed on the side of the road, E. Bert Kouns, in Shreveport, holding up a Love Life Amendment sign with her son, Royal. She was overjoyed to have lived long enough to see Roe v. Wade reversed and overturned. In abiding by the conviction of her lifetime, Mrs. Alexander requested that memorial contributions be made to Ark-La-Tex Crisis Pregnancy Center or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The late Mr. Ladd Alexander worked for years to attempt to gather enough states together to amend the U.S. Constitution using Article V—the second method of amending the Constitution—in order to by-pass the U.S. Congress and force an amendment convention, which would specifically pass out of the convention and be ratified by the states, an amendment guaranteeing the “personhood” of the unborn as a permanent part of the U.S. Constitution.
Further, after receiving a pledge to protect the unborn from former Governor Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mr. Alexander threw his full effort into electing Pres. Reagan—becoming a “Republican Eagle” fundraiser for the Reagan campaign—and promoting Mr. Reagan as widely as he possibly could. As a by-product of their herculean pro life efforts, several of Flo and Ladd’s children worked in the Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and Trump White Houses and administrations.
Mr. Alexander also served as an early board member of the National Right to Life Organization. Several of the Alexander children also worked for pro-life members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, including former U.S. Congressmen Jim McCrery, Rodney Alexander and the late Clyde C. Holloway of Louisiana, as well as U.S. Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona. Both Ladd and Flo also befriended and then worked closely with former LA. Rep. Woody Jenkins and LSU law professor John Baker in the late 1970s-1990s to formulate legislation that would ultimately make Louisiana one of the most pro-life states in the country.”