Sarah’s expertise in pro-life ethics has garnered her many news interviews in Louisiana and nationwide.
Abortion survivors cheered the passage of a measure that will require the immediate medical attention of babies who are born alive after failed abortion attempts. The House of Representatives passed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act by a vote of 220-210 Wednesday, with all 210 "no" votes coming from Democrats. Click for more
‘Chaos and Confusion’ in States Where Abortion is On Again, Off Again
After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, the law on abortion in Utah changed three times in five days. Friday, the day of the court’s decision, a so-called trigger law banning the procedure took effect. The following Monday, a judge blocked the ban and abortions resumed. The next day, state legislators revived an old law limiting abortions to 18 weeks of pregnancy. Click for more
At first glance, the April 2022 arrest of Lizelle Herrera seemed like exactly what anti-abortion advocates have always wanted. After a hospital in rural Starr County, Texas, reported her to authorities, the 26-year-old was arrested and charged with murder, her bail set at $500,000. Though few details are known about her case, Herrera’s crime, according to the indictment, was causing “the death of an individual” by “a self-induced abortion.” Click for more
Sarah’s foster-care adoption story
I was one of the youngest of my mother’s children and a target for physical and sexual abuse, both of which I experienced on a constant basis in my mother’s home. The state found out about abuse in the family, which ultimately led to my adoption nearly eight years later. However, I was not placed for adoption; my birth mother’s parental rights were terminated by the state of Louisiana. This was a lengthy process, and before it occurred, I was sent back home to live with my biological family, where I lived in terror. Click for more
This week the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Louisiana’s Act 620, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with four others in the majority opinion that the law was unconstitutional because it places an undue burden on a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. Click for more
The science has changed, and so should the Supreme Court
There was no vaccine for chickenpox in 1973, and licensure for the combination treatment of measles, mumps, and rubella was only 2 years old. The Heimlich Maneuver, a common treatment for choking, had not been finalized, and physicians had yet to successfully complete a heart-lung transplant. Unborn babies at 28 weeks were considered viable outside the womb.Click for more
While Twitter retweets and replies to Sen. Mann’s blistering response to her colleague Sen. Bill Lieske’s (R) introduction of an amendment to stop abortions of “a child in part born alive” are a viral thread of punches from one side of the political aisle to the other, exchanging blows over what each side calls partisan propaganda, what’s missing from the 280-character dogfight is the irrefutable fact that babies can and do survive abortion throughout pregnancy. Click for more
The state’s so-called “trigger law” banning abortion has been on the books since 2006 and was briefly effective after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last Friday ending the constitutional right to abortion, but the new order from Orleans Parish District Judge Robin Giarrusso enjoins Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the Louisiana Department of Health from enforcing it, for now. Click for more
After Louisiana abortion clinics closed their doors permanently in August, requests for medication abortion pills surged to new heights in the state, potentially blunting the impact of the state's near-total abortion ban as women sought other means to end their pregnancies. Requests for pills shipped from overseas to Louisiana residents rose by nearly 170%, according to a new analysis of the shipments of abortion pills that was published in JAMA on Monday. Click for more
As abortion-rights advocates in New Orleans prepared to rally against the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, New Orleans anti-abortion activists said during a news conference that Friday was "a day of celebration."
“Today is a huge day, a day of celebration, where we can now in Louisiana protect the lives of unborn children,” said Benjamin Clapper, the executive director of Louisiana Right to Life. Click for more