Abortion rate in Louisiana decreases by 4%
Posted on 7/9/2017 2:35:00 PM.

Abortions in the Bayou State have decreased by 4% from 2015 to 2016, according to numbers by the state Department of Health. Ben Clapper with Louisiana Right to Life says this is the second year in a row that abortion numbers have dropped.
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Arguments over 2016 abortion laws heard in federal court
Posted on 6/16/2017 11:30:00 AM.

Arguments were heard today in a federal courtroom over state abortion laws passed last year. The Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the laws’ constitutionality, saying they violate women’s right to an abortion. Attorney Zoe Levine says they filed a motion to dismiss 7 laws that impede women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
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Thousands of Louisianans in D.C. for March for Life
Posted on 1/27/2017 3:09:00 AM.

Over 2,000 Louisiana residents are in Washington D.C. along with hundreds of thousands of Americans for today’s annual March for Life. Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life Ben Clapper says there is a renewed sense of hope under a Trump administration.
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Abortions in Louisiana on the decline
Posted on 6/20/2016 2:09:00 AM.

The number of abortions that took place in 2015 fell 10-percent from the previous year. That’s based on numbers from the Louisiana Department of Health. Louisiana Right to Life spokesperson Ben Clapper says there were 9,300 abortions last year, a decrease of about a thousand from the previous year. He credits pregnancy resource centers for the decline.
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National Right to Life convention begins today
Posted on 7/9/2015 2:34:00 AM.

The National Right to Life convention begins a three day conference in New Orleans today that will feature Republican presidential hopefuls including Governor Bobby Jindal who will make an appearance tonight. Ben Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life says tomorrow there will be a forum with some big names.
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Report: Abortions up in Louisiana, but down most other places
Posted on 6/9/2015 4:43:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According to a new report, abortions in Louisiana have jumped in number since 2010, while nearly everywhere else they've gone down. But Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Ben Clapper says numbers of out of state women coming here to have an abortion are dramatically increasing.
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Lawsuit filed to challenge abortion law
Posted on 8/22/2014 5:30:00 PM.
A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital goes into a effect next Monday, but the Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the law.

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