May 17, 2022
As we await the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case, other cases are making their way through the U.S. legal system. One such case, Kerr v. Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, could require states to qualify abortion clinics for Medicaid funding. This test case is crucial to America’s view on both life and on states’ rights, whatever the outcome of the Dobbs case may be. States should be able to deny funding abortion clinics with Medicaid funds without any threat or interference from the federal government.
LFF signed onto a “friend of the court” brief in this case, asking the court to side with the states and protect rights in such decisions. We believe it is critical to stay engaged in the fight for life, and will continue until a Respect Life ethic is restored in Louisiana and America!
Radicalized pro-aborts are preparing for a "summer of rage” if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court. Activists protested recently in rallies organized by groups such as Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, and many others, expressing their opposition to the anticipated Dobbs decision. Coined as “Bans Off Our Bodies,” these "rallies" last weekend reached dozens of major U.S. cities.
Our response to these protests should not be to "engage the enraged," but to prayerfully call out each Supreme Court justice by name in hope that the Lord and His Spirit will preside over their final opinion.
Our goal is a Respect Life ethic which migrates beyond the law. We must change America’s culture, and our only hope is that the Lord will continue to use us in changing hearts and minds. To prepare for a Post-Roe America, click here.
One eccentric Louisiana pastor achieved a milestone in Louisiana last week as the state Supreme Court ruled that Governor John B. Edwards via COVID-19 rules in 2020 which restricted churches violated constitutional limitations.
Pastor Tony Spell was first arrested in April 2020 for holding church services that violated the governor's rules against large gatherings. The court's decision also nixed six additional misdemeanor charges against Spell. The court stated that there was no proof that indoor church services were any more threatening to citizens than shopping at a grocery store or Home Depot.
Jeff Wittenbrink, Spell’s attorney, said: “The next time there is an emergency, the governor or the executives, or whoever is making the decisions will pay a lot more attention to the free rights of individuals.” This is a major win for religious freedoms, and we are encouraged by this progress as the court acknowledged its importance.
Friends, as we engage important battles, we are witnessing victories all around. LFF will keep working alongside you, and in the meantime, we must continue to pray and ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom during these trying times. He is the only One truly in control, and we can have courage knowing that we have chosen His side!
In His Service,
President, Louisiana Family Forum
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