Tuesday, November 3rd
In Louisiana, we love babies and their mothers. The Love Life Amendment affirms this love by simply making sure there is no right to abortion or the funding of abortion in our State constitution.
The Love Life Amendment will be on the Louisiana ballot on Tuesday, November 3rd, the same day as the Presidential election.
The Love Life Vote Yes Amendment does two main things:
(1) Places our long-standing Louisiana pro-life ethic in our Louisiana Constitution
(2) Ensures that state courts, whether now or when the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, cannot establish a “right to abortion” or the tax funding of abortion in Louisiana.
When voters go into the voting booth on November 3, 2020, you will read this on the ballot:
“Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution?”
If the ballot measures succeeds with a majority vote, the following language would be added to the Louisiana Constitution under Article I, Section 20.1:
“To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”
The immediate impact of this amendment is to make sure that Louisiana’s current
pro-life laws passed overwhelmingly by our legislators cannot be undermined by state judges.
These laws reflect the will of our citizens and include basic protections such as informed consent, parental consent, ultrasound laws, and laws to protect unborn babies at the 4th month of pregnancy and beyond. In recent years, law firms based in New York representing businesses that sell abortion have petitioned state courts to “discover” a right to abortion in the state constitution. The Love Life Amendment will prevent this from happening.
Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court still forces states to allow abortion. In Louisiana, this means that babies up to the 5th month of pregnancy can be aborted. But the Supreme Court could change its decision in the future (and many state laws are challenging Roe v. Wade). If the US Supreme Court overturns or modifies Roe v Wade, the Love Life Amendment would protect the right of Louisiana citizens and our legislators to protect babies from abortion.