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Blanco & Legislative Democrats Get DFLA's 'Gold-Star of the Week' For Passing Abortion Reduction Plan

To: National Desk


Contact: Kristen Day, Democrats For Life of America202-220-3066              


MEDIA ADVISORY, June 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) commended the Louisiana legislature today for approving a bill that will prohibit abortion in their state.  Governor Blanco is expected to sign the legislation into law.  


“We are so proud that Democrats led this effort,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life.  “We commend Senators Broome, Mount, Nevers and the other pro-life democratic Senators and Representatives who led this effort and truly represented the view of voters of Louisiana.”


“I commend the Democrats and the Louisiana legislature,” said former Louisiana Congressman Chris John.  “It is a fight worth fighting in the state and in Washington as I did while serving in the United States Congress.   The work compliments our mutual goal to end abortion.”


The law would ban most abortions in Louisiana would go in to effect only if Roe v. Wade were overturned.  Women who under go abortion would not be penalized but doctors could receive a 10-year jail sentence and fines up to $100,000.


The legislation would not have passed without the leadership and support of pro-life Democrats.  Sixteen Democrats were joined by fourteen Republicans to pass the bill by a 30 to 7 margin.  The House passed the bill by a vote of 85 to 17 with a majority of 45 Democrat legislators ensuring its passage.


“Pro-life Democrats in Louisiana not only saved the day on this bill, they lead the effort.  When it comes to protecting the unborn, pro-life Democrats stepped in and gave the voiceless, a voice in Louisiana” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life.




Democrats For Life of America was founded in 1999 to mobilize Democrats at the local, state, and national levels.  Their primary mission has been to elect pro-life Democrats, support pro-life elected officials, promote a pro-life plank in the Democratic Party platform and achieve legislation that fosters respect for human life.


Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) currently has 41 state chapters with plans to expand the group into additional states by the end of they year.  In addition to the grassroots support across America, the group has several Members of Congress who are actively promoting the group’s mission. 


More information is available at www.DemocratsForLife.Org