July 6, 2021

Dear Friends,

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Freedom Day celebration. The birth of our beautiful republic and the values it was founded upon are worthy of your attention & influence. As we move closer to the veto override session, I pray that we will intentionally recover good policy & accountable policy makers in Louisiana who echo the distinctive values which have made America so exceptional.

First, some great news: Governor Edwards has signed a bill requiring abortion providers to give information regarding abortion pill reversal to patients. There is evidence that once provided with this information, many women are hopeful about the chance of saving their baby’s life.

Many women regret abortion, but this new law could save lives!

We remain perplexed that the Amite native, Governor Edwards, played politics over principle when Fairness in Women’s Sports reached his desk, but we are grateful that he made the right call on this Life legislation.

 

In case you missed it, Governor Edwards ended the bill signing period with an unprecedented 28 vetoes. Several of those vetoes signal that a veto override session is likely inevitable and will move forward, on July 20. As I mentioned above, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act and constitutional carry legislation are two critical items that could be resurrected given a veto override session.

We need you - please make sure your pastor has signed on to this petition asking legislators to override the governor’s veto on Fairness in Women’s Sports. Then, call your lawmakers and express your support for the override at 225-342-6945

 

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments in a case out of Maine. The question at hand is whether parents can receive tuition assistance for enrolling their children in religious schools. Currently, a regulation only allows tuition assistance for “nonsectarian” private schools.

This is a huge case and has major implications for religious freedom – and religious schools – in our country. Parents should not be discriminated against for enrolling their children in schools that teach faith and virtue!

School choice has benefitted our state and will continue to do so as progressive sexual politics and critical race theory are peddled by federal and state education officials. We must preserve the ability to live under Distinctive Louisiana Values not D.C.’s new “morals”!

 

This great country and our beautiful state of Louisiana are worth fighting for. Thank you for your continued support of LFF and our mission to cherish life, protect religious liberty, promote marriage, and strengthen parental rights. We cannot do it without you!

In His Service,


Gene Mills
President, Louisiana Family Forum

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