Bowties for Babies


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Chair Couples:
Charlie & Ellen Davis | Jeff & Bridget Dunbar

Patron Levels Start at $250
and include tickets to the event
as well as other perks
$50 Young Professional (18-26)
$75 Adult
$125 Couple


This reception-style event will feature live New Orleans jazz by Bean 'N' the Boys, delicious food, a silent auction (click here to view items), presentation of the 2017 Leadership for Life Awards and more. State Attorney Jeff Landry is expected to speak, and other special guests are expected to attend and participate in the program.

2017 Award Winners

This year's Louisiana Right to Life Leadership for Life Awards will be given to two men who are leaving their public service careers in Baton Rouge to return to service in their hometowns. Former Sen. Ben Nevers and former Rep. Tom Wilmott, both in their own way and style, were outspoken leaders for the life at the State Capitol.

 Ben Nevers Tom Willmott

Nevers, from Bogalusa, served as a State Representative from 2000-2004 and a State Senator from 2004- 2016. He strongly supported pro-life bills while he served, and in 2006, he authored the "Trigger Law" that declared, upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade, all unborn babies will be protected under Louisiana law.

Upon leaving the Senate, Nevers served as the Chief of Staff for Gov. John Bel Edwards and spearheaded pro-life policies under the new administration. He recently retired as Chief of Staff to spend more time with his family and in service to his church.

Willmott, of Kenner, both a registered nurse and an attorney, served as State Representative from 2008-2016. During his service, Willmott championed the expansion and promotion of Louisiana's Safe Haven Law, authoring at least eight laws and resolutions aimed at making the Safe Haven law more effective in saving lives. Willmott also authored the 2016 "Compassionate Burial Options Act," empowering parents with the clear right to be able to bury miscarried babies. He recently left the State Legislature after being elected to Kenner's City Council in 2016.

Louisiana Right to Life is proud to honor these two men as leaders in the protection of human life during their careers at the State Capitol, and we hope you will join us at Bowties for Babies as they are recognized for their service.


100 percent of the proceeds go to Louisiana Right to Life's Advertise for Life Project, which reaches women in crisis pregnancies through targeted online advertising that connects them with one of the state's pregnancy resource centers. In 2016, the project generated more than 1,650 pregnancy help phone calls to the crisis pregnancy hotline and nearly 16,500 clicks to the website.

About Louisiana Right to Life's Advertise for Life Project: Studies show that 95% of women who enter a pregnancy center choose life. Even with 30 pregnancy centers across Louisiana, 26 women a day still choose abortion. Advertise for Life uses targeted online advertising to reach abortion-minded women and connect them to pregnancy centers, where they can find the support and help they  need.
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Bowties for Babies 2016

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Jeff Landry
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 If you would like to become a patron or buy tickets but don't want to do it online, you can mail a check to:

Louisiana Right to Life
c/o Bowties for Babies
200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70420