LFF Releases 2018 Legislative Scorecard!
LFF Commentary | July 2018

Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) has released its 2018 Legislative Scorecard, providing a vital tool for Louisiana residents to evaluate members of the Louisiana legislature on key policy votes.

LFF chose votes reflecting a variety of issues from gambling to protecting free speech on college campuses, which provides a snapshot of how lawmakers voted at the State Capitol. We encourage our readers to use this scorecard to analyze how their lawmakers represented family values.

LFF will honor those legislators who have been a voice for Louisiana families at the annual Legislative Awards Gala on September 27, 2017, at the Healing Place Arena. This event is the highlight of the year - a chance to celebrate legislators and with our community of pastors, churches, and families for helping LFF write the next chapter of Louisiana history. LFF is delighted to recognize the lawmakers who stand firm for traditional values in Louisiana. There are 7 Outstanding Family Advocate Awards in the Senate and 11 in the House. 8 senators and 26 representatives will receive Family Advocate Awards as well as 6 Life and Liberty Awards soon to be reported. That’s 58 legislators! Our announcement of the 2018 Gladiator winner is also coming soon so stay tuned!

This year has the special distinction of being the 20th Anniversary of an organization that began with a heartfelt desire to make our voices heard in Baton Rouge and around the state on the issues that matter most to Louisiana families. Please make plans to join us by securing your table now. You may call the office at 225-344-8533, email info@lafamilyforum.org, or go to www.familyforum.org/2018gala to register today!

At LFF, we feel the weight of making sure that our elected officials understand the importance of protecting life and limiting the reach of government in our daily lives. We translate liberty into our daily lives by holding our leaders accountable to the Truth. Our team does not take this task lightly and is honored to stand with you as we bring Truth into focus.

The 2018 Legislative Scorecard is available online - click here!

 

A.G. Landry on Advertising Abortion
LFF Guest Commentary | July 2018

Forced Abortion Advertising is Not Informed Consent

Since the Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand in 1973, Louisiana has consistently led the way in passing legislation to protect mothers and the innocent human lives in their wombs. In fact, we are one of only four states with a “trigger law” that would ban abortion immediately if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned. 

Louisiana also requires abortion clinics to follow common-sense health and safety regulations, and we mandate inspections there to ensure women are not being put at further health risks. Additionally, our State limits the use of inhumane procedures, late-term abortions, and selective abortions.
 
What’s more: Louisiana has some of the most comprehensive informed consent requirements in the Nation...

Louisiana law promotes mothers choosing life and provides/reaffirms the importance of informed consent when women make this life-altering decision. My office and I will continue to defend these statutes...

 

Courts & Consequences
Patriot Post | Gary Bauer | Intercessors for America July 2018

During an interview yesterday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced her five-year plan. Asked how much longer she planned to stay on the Supreme Court, Ginsburg replied that Justice John Paul Stevens stepped down when he was 90. Ginsburg said, "I have at least five more years." Liberals are applauding!
 
I understand Ginsburg's desire to live and be healthy enough to continue her life's work, which she is very passionate about. The desire to live is universal. It is the same for everyone and that is a great irony!
 
Ginsburg is just about as far left as you can be. She rejects the idea that our Constitution limits what she can do. She has even looked to foreign law for inspiration in interpreting the U. S. Constitution. And she, not surprisingly, is an aggressive supporter of abortion on demand.
 
If Ginsburg serves on the Supreme Court for another five years, more than four and a half million unborn children will be denied their right to life, not to mention their right to pursue their hopes and dreams as she has done.
 
I don't begrudge her desire to live. Still, it would be a wonderful miracle if she came to realize that defenseless unborn children want to live too! Have mercy, Justice Ginsburg!

What can we do?

Pray for the confirmation process for Judge Kavanaugh. We need to pray that his past decisions would be clearly understood in order to anticipate accurately how future decisions could be made. In particular, God's heart is for the protection of the unborn, so we must pray that the new Supreme Court Justice will be a person open to the respect of all life.

We need to pray for the U.S. Senators who are going to vote on this nomination. Pray that they would be protected from political influences. Targeted millions of dollars will be spent in the next few months in attempts to sway specific senators in this process by getting constituents to pressure their senators. In addition to this public pressure, there will be personal pressure on these same senators.

We must also pray that our U.S. Senators have a strong sense of the fear of God instead of the fear of man.

Let your Louisiana U.S. Senators - Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy - know that you are praying for them. Declare God's sovereignty over the confirmation process, that He is more powerful than any committee, any hearing, or any conglomerated media effort.

 

Louisiana Public Schools Rank 50th!
WalletHub.com | July 2018

For the majority of U.S. families, public education is the only option. But the quality of public school systems varies widely from state to state and is often a question of funding. Public elementary and secondary education money usually flows from three sources: the federal, state and local governments. According to the U.S. Department of Education, states contribute nearly as much as local governments, while the federal government supplies the smallest share. Some researchers have found that more resources — or taxes paid by residents — typically result in better school-system performance.

Unlike other research that focuses primarily on academic outcomes or school finance, WalletHub’s analysis takes a more comprehensive approach. It accounts for performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials. To determine the top-performing school systems in America, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 25 key metrics. Read on for our findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of our methodology.

 
 
 
"As Louisiana's chief legal officer, I defend our laws every time the abortion industry challenges them in court. My office and I will continue to defend these statutes and work toward empowering women with the truth about abortion and its consequences. We will also continue to defend the rights of religious organizations and individuals to be free of government interference with the free exercise of their beliefs. I will never abandon these fights."
—Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry
 

With Louisiana rating 50th among all other states as the top performing schools in America, what do you think is the answer to get our state in better ranking?  See: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-the-best-schools/5335/

  • More taxes to fund education.
  • More local and individual control over our education systems.
  • Allow teachers to be more unique with their methods of teaching.
  • 100 percent parental choice in the education of a child.
  • Some combination of all the above.
  • A complete reorganization of our education system.
  • I have no clue. I don't think Louisiana's education system can be fixed.
 

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