January 25, 2022
Over the weekend, thousands of people across the country demonstrated the tremendous enthusiasm of the pro-life movement at the D.C. and Louisiana Marches for Life.
Students for Life estimates that 150,000 pro-lifers participated in D.C. on Friday. The LA Life Marches also boasted impressive, prayerful crowds.
With the Dobbs Supreme Court case underway, we are likely approaching life after Roe. When Roe is overturned, Louisiana’s trigger law will go into effect, and Louisiana will become abortion-free!
This is incredibly exciting news, but it does not mean that our work is over. We must continue to foster a culture of life and work to transform hearts and minds so that every life is cherished.
As we know, the media today is incredibly unreliable - especially media that is funded by our government.
NPR recently published a story claiming that Justice Gorsuch refused to wear a mask on the Supreme Court bench after he was requested to do so, causing Justice Sotomayor to be uncomfortable and move to telework.
Gorsuch and Sotomayor released a joint statement Wednesday denying the report.
"Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends," said Gorsuch and Sotomayor.
"I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench," said Chief Justice John Roberts in a separate statement.
However, NPR has refused to correct their misinformation.
This is an excellent example of why we cannot blindly trust media and we must do our own due diligence. News outlets unfortunately often have politically-driven motives that impact their reporting, and this is not the first time they have presented false narratives to mislead the public.
This week is National School Choice Week, “the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.” This opportunity increases awareness of parental choice in education, which allows students to find the right learning environment to best fit their educational need.
As the politicization of government schools becomes more apparent, many parents are opting for alternative schooling options such as homeschooling. Providentially, our laws in Louisiana are encouraging of educational choice. Parents who want to homeschool are not burdened by "excessive restrictions or requirements," as exist in many states. However, we must ensure that it remains this way.
We must advocate for the right of parents to enroll their children in non-government schools. Parents are responsible for the education of their child, as affirmed by the preamble to the Louisiana Children’s Code, and only they know what is best for their children.
Parents who are interested in school choice options can click this link for more information about school choice options in Louisiana.
Friends, I am grateful that you have responded to God’s call and joined us in the fight for Christian values in Louisiana. Louisiana families are depending on us to turn things around and create a future in which they can thrive.
Remember that God is on our side, and He will sustain us through whatever we may encounter as we serve Him.
In His Service,
President, Louisiana Family Forum
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