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Sep 2, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Support groups for priests provide ongoing camaraderie and spiritual nourishment, and now that list of benefits can be expanded to include hurricane relief.
Jul 1, 2020 - 03:01 am .- Monday’s ruling in June Medical Services v. Russo came as a major letdown for the pro-life movement in the U.S., dashing hopes that the Supreme Court would use the opportunity to strike at the foundation of legalized abortion in the country.  
Jun 30, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The US Supreme Court this week issued a ruling overturning a Louisiana law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers. In the wake of the decision, advocacy groups are highlighting the importance of preserving a pro-life majority in the US Senate. 
Jun 29, 2020 - 04:59 pm .- In 2005, John Roberts’ confirmation as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was hailed by many pro-life groups as an encouraging sign in the fight against legalized abortion. With the right combination of Supreme Court justices, they hoped, the court would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide “right to abortion.”
Jun 29, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Lawmakers, legal scholars, and pro-life leaders all criticized a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that overturned state safety regulations for abortion clinics in Louisiana.
Jun 29, 2020 - 09:07 am .- The Supreme Court delivered two decisions Monday on cases concerning life issues. Among a total of three decisions issued by the court June 29, justices overturned a Louisiana state law seeking to hold abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers. 
Apr 21, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Robert W. Marshall as the next bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana. It is unclear when his ordination and installation Mass will be able to take place due to coronavirus restrictions.
Mar 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- In a Thursday interview, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said efforts to conflate the case with a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, struck down by the court in 2016, were clearly false. 
Mar 4, 2020 - 01:05 pm .- The Supreme Court heard arguments on Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act on Wednesday, as justices questioned lawyers from both sides on the state’s safety regulations for abortion clinics.
Jan 2, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to support Louisiana’s abortion regulations, and have asked the Court to address Roe’s “unworkable” finding of a “right to abortion.”
Dec 4, 2019 - 12:30 am .- A Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals has drawn opposition from medical groups and national Democratic politicians, who have filed briefs against it.
Nov 19, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Pro-lifers are hopeful that the re-election of Democrat John Bel Edwards as Louisiana governor could turn the tide in a party whose leadership has grown increasingly more pro-abortion with each election cycle.
Nov 19, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansa parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as the next bishop of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Oct 21, 2019 - 05:10 pm .- A lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s pro-life legislation will be allowed to continue, but the state is confident that it will prevail after the lower court re-examines whether the plaintiffs have standing to challenge the regulations.
Oct 4, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law.
May 30, 2019 - 07:45 am .- Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the governor said he would sign the legislation.
May 21, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The governor of Louisiana - a Catholic Democrat - says he will sign a bill banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, if the legislation arrives on his desk.
May 8, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Senate Bill 112 would have added a question to the next state-wide ballot proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty.
Apr 18, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The Center for Reproductive Rights formally presented its petition April 17, after the court granted a stay in February which blocked the law from coming into effect while lower courts heard the case.
Mar 12, 2019 - 04:21 pm .- Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge has expanded their international adoption services into the northwestern part of Louisiana.

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