By eight weeks after conception, the unborn child responds to physical touch. By twenty weeks after conception, scientific evidence shows all anatomical pain receptors and nerve endings are fully functional, allowing the unborn child to feel pain. However, gruesome abortion procedures are still used to take the lives of unborn children right here in Louisiana up to 24 weeks after conception.
In addition, abortion significantly hurts women in an emotional, physical, and spriritual manner.
Louisiana Right to Life is planning to bring forward legislation in 2012 in Louisiana to address the pain of abortion, especially with the hope of ending abortion in Louisiana after 20 weeks after conception. While we desire to end ALL abortion as soon as possible, we understand the Supreme Court prevents us from doing that at this juncture. We believe, along with a number of other states that have passed similar legislation, the Supreme Court will honor a ban on abortion after 20 weeks based on fetal pain.
Please sign the petition below to all Louisiana state legislators and Governor Jindal asking them to take an important step forward to stop the painful violence of abortion. Afterwards, share the information and petition to all you know!