LA voters approve amendment declaring abortion isn’t a right under state constitution


Tuesday, November 03, 2020

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Burke regarding voter approval Tuesday of Louisiana’s Love Life Amendment, a constitutional amendment foreclosing the possibility that the Louisiana constitution will be interpreted as providing a right to abortion or to state taxpayer funding of the procedure:

“Louisiana voters have reaffirmed that every innocent human life—whether born or not—is worthy of legal protection and clarified that no ‘right to abortion’ can be found in their state’s constitution. Unfortunately, state court judges in more than a dozen other states have already invented or manufactured a state-level constitutional right to abortion where none exists. But government should protect life instead of pretending that abortion is somehow healthcare. Louisiana voters have taken an important step toward strengthening a culture of life and ending abortion on demand in their state.”
 
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