Louisiana was named the most pro-life state in the nation by Americans United for Life, largely on the back of a series of bills passed last year in the Legislature.

The rankings also touted an upcoming March 4th Supreme Court admitting privileges case originating from Louisiana that Louisiana Right to Life spokesperson Alexandra Seghers says could have major implications.

“This was an amazing, bipartisan law that is trying to uphold abortion facilities to the same health and safety standard as any other out-patient medical facility in Louisiana,” says Seghers.

Opponents argue requiring admitting privileges at local hospitals is an undue burden designed to shutter abortion clinics across the country.

Along with seven pieces of legislation passed last year, including the Heartbeat Bill, the publication noted a constitutional amendment set for the November presidential ballot.

“That’s to make the right to an abortion not found in our constitution, and the taxpayer funding of an abortion not found in our constitution,” says Seghers.

Seghers says the plan is to continue pursuing further pro-life legislation in the state as 8,000 to 9,000 procedures are still performed every year locally.

“With this number one ranking I think this is an opportunity to take this and move forward, using it as a battle cry to make sure that we stay at the top,” says Seghers.

The March for Life gathered in both Monroe and Baton Rouge over the weekend, and thousands, including the President, joined the march in D.C Friday.

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