Voters in Louisiana have approved an amendment to their state constitution that rejects the notion that abortion is a constitutionally protected right.
Louisiana Amendment 1, also called the No Right to Abortion in Constitution Amendment, passed on Tuesday with 62% of the vote, as over 1.27 million voters supporting the measure.
The amendment will add a statement to the state constitution that says “nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”
“Thank you Louisiana for showing your overwhelming love for life by voting YES on Amendment #1,” the pro-life group Louisiana Right to Life said on Twitter.
State Sen. Katrina Jackson, a pro-life Democratic lawmaker and champion of the constitutional amendment, also celebrated the result of the referendum on Twitter.
“To God be the Glory!!! Amendment #1 Passed and District Attorney Steve Tew won!” she tweeted Tuesday evening. “I’m grateful to God!”
The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, which opposed the amendment, released a statement Tuesday calling the results “a setback for anyone who believes in personal freedoms.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski