FAQ

The Love Life Vote Yes Amendment serves as the final piece of the puzzle to ensure that Louisiana protects unborn babies from abortion the minute Roe v. Wade is reversed. If passed through our Legislature this spring, the amendment will be put on the ballot this fall to be voted on by every registered voter in Louisiana.

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.

As it is written now, when you go into the voting booth this fall, you will read this on the ballot:

“Do you support an amendment to add a provision to the Louisiana Constitution stating that nothing in the constitution shall secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion?”

Read the legislation to learn about the changes to the Louisiana Constitution.

The immediate impact of this amendment is to make sure that our current pro-life laws, such as informed consent, parental consent, ultrasound laws, and more cannot be undermined by state judges.

Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court still forces states to allow abortion-on-demand. But that could change in the future.  If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, this amendment would make sure that current Louisiana law that protects every baby from abortion would go into without the need for further legislation or litigation.

In the past, the Supreme Courts of various states have “found” a right to abortion in their constitutions.  We can’t let this happen in Louisiana. We need to act now to make sure our law protecting the lives of unborn babies can go into effect the minute Roe v. Wade is overturned.

This amendment simple ensures that a right to abortion cannot be found in the state constitution.  The amendment is silent on issues of “exceptions” such as rape and incest. These issues are addressed in state law.

We need your help to pass the amendment! Here are a few things you can do:

We are the Louisiana Pro-Life Amendment Coalition, a team of Louisiana citizens and organizations who want to put our love for life at the heart of our state, in our Constitution. We are led by Louisiana Right to Life. State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe) and State Sen. Beth Mizell (R-Franklinton) are the lead authors of our amendment resolution.

Help Pass the Love Life Amendment to the Louisiana Constitution