(COVINGTON, La.) — In 2019, 8,144 unborn babies were killed in Louisiana (prolifelouisiana.org). Since the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision Row v. Wade, 61.8 million babies have been aborted in the United States.
On Election Day, Nov. 3, Louisiana voters can take a strong step toward protecting women and their unborn babies with the passing of the Love Life Amendment, which would eliminate the right to abortion in Louisiana and stop the tax-funding of abortions in the state. This amendment will not ban abortions, but it will progress the “Preaux-Life” movement in our 70% anti-abortion state.
St. Paul’s took part in this year’s March for Life rally in Washington D.C. with 36 students attending. Participant Anthony Elwell said, “I got to connect with God and connect with my brothers.” It is unknown whether students will travel to march next year, but the Wolves for Life are planning a series of events to support anti-abortion activities.
According to a recent report of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops, “the Catholic Church does not support or oppose candidates, nor does any political party reflect the fullness of Catholic Social Teaching in its entirety. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each individual in light of a properly formed conscience.” Some priests are going out on a limb in spite of this, pronouncing support of abortion as a deal-breaking blow to Catholic support. In the widely disseminated video (1.5 million views) of his Oct. 11 homily, Father Edward Meeks tells the parishioners of Christ the King parish in Towson, MD, that “we as a nation are staring into the abyss, stemming from our culture’s wholesale rejection of God and His law, a rejection manifested most tangibly in five decades of legalized abortion.”