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Join Us for Three Press Conferences in Front of Sen. Landrieu's LA Offices!
Show Your Support THIS THURSDAY for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
This week, Sen. Lindsey Graham will introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on the Senate floor. This is a major piece of legislation for the pro-life movement.  The House version, H.R. 1797, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June.
Join us THIS THURSDAY in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lake Charles to ask Senator Landrieu to co-sponsor the legislation and work for its passage. 
These press conferences are open to the public. Please see the press release below for addition details. We hope to see you there and please spread the word!
For a Pro-Life Louisiana,
Executive Director
Benjamin Clapper

releasePress Conferences in Front of Three of Sen. Landrieu's LA Offices:
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to be Introduced in U.S Senate; 
Louisiana Right to Life Asks Sen. Landrieu to Co-Sponsor Bill
New Orleans, LA- Louisiana Right to Life will be conducting three press conferences near Senator Mary Landrieu's New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles offices on Thursday, November 7th.
A Shreveport press conference will follow in the coming weeks.

The press conferences will call attention to the impending introduction of the Pain-Capable 
Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate and ask Senator Landrieu to co-sponsor the legislation and work for its passage. The press conferences will take place at the following locations: 
  • NEW ORLEANS 9 AMHale Boggs Federal Building 501 Magazine Street, New Orleans 
  • BATON ROUGE 12:15 PM: Federal Building: 707 Florida Street, Baton Rouge 70629
  • LAKE CHARLES 4 PM: Downtown Lake Charles at corner of Lakeshore Drive and Bor Du Lac Drive across from Capital One Tower
The press conferences will be led by Benjamin Clapper and Sarah Zagorski of Louisiana Right to Life. Sarah Zagorski, Communications Director of Louisiana Right to Life, will share how she was considered for abortion when she was only 24 weeks old in her mother's womb.

Last week, The Washington Examiner revealed that Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, will introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on the Senate floor this week. This announcement was confirmed in a press release from National Right to Life and the bill is expected to be introduced as early as Thursday.

The House version, H.R. 1797, passed the U.S House of Representatives in June and is based on the medical evidence that unborn babies experience pain at 20 weeks fetal age.

Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, made the following statement concerning the announcement:

"We are excited that this landmark legislation, which has already passed in the House, will be introduced by Senator Graham. A civilized nation like the United States should protect the lives of babies that feel pain in the last four months of pregnancy. We commend Senator Vitter for his support of the legislation. Now, we gather to ask Senator Landrieu to co-sponsor the bill and work for its passage."  

"If enacted into law, this common-sense legislation would stop late term abortions, thereby shutting the door on the likes of Kermit Gosnell killing the lives of viable babies across America."
Sarah Zagorski, Communications Director for Louisiana Right to Life, said, 
"Lives in our nation are being lost to late abortion. I was almost one of those victims. Fortunately, my mother chose life at the last minute. Because she chose life, I was able to be adopted into a loving family. My life is a testament to why we must pass legislation to protect these babies that feel pain." 
In a nationwide poll of 1,003 registered voters in March, The Polling Company found that 64% would support a law such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks -- when an unborn baby can feel pain -- unless the life of the mother is in danger.




Louisiana Right to Life, established in 1970, works through education, legislation, activism, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana by opposing abortion, euthanasia, and other life destroying actions.