Like many of you, Louisiana Right to Life staff members are quarantined with children and family members for the foreseeable future. But that shouldn’t stop any of us from practicing our pro-life convictions during this turbulent time with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID19).
Gov. John Bel Edwards has asked all Louisiana citizens to practice social distancing, to stay at home as much as possible and to check on elderly family members and neighbors. As of midday today, the Louisiana Department of Health has reported 257 positive cases of COVID19 in the state, with many of those affected being the elderly or those with underlying health conditions. Gov. Edwards added that Louisiana is one of the hotspots for the virus in the country.
We are especially concerned for those in our communities who are at risk – the elderly, the medically vulnerable and pregnant women and their babies. While researchers don’t have conclusive information on how COVID19 impacts unborn babies, it’s important to remember there is not enough information on this virus to rule out a risk.
President Trump has advised Americans to remember that younger, healthy adults can transmit the disease to vulnerable populations without even knowing it. This makes it imperative that each and every one of us, even if we are healthy, do our part by putting the health of the vulnerable first.
Here are some things you can do to advance the pro-life cause even during the coronavirus pandemic:
Now more than ever it’s important for us to not forget about others. Many of our neighbors, parents, grandparents, and even our children, are anxious and even vulnerable. Let’s spread the love and hope for the future that the pro-life movement is all about!
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