The Conscience Protection Act of 2016

HR 4828, or the Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which I believe will be discussed again tomorrow and next week in the House of Representatives, aims “to prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion, and for other purposes.” Here is my letter to Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA 2nd District) expressing my support of this Act:

Dear Mr. Richmond,

I would like to voice my support for HR 4828, The Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which will “prevent governmental discrimination against providers of health services who decline involvement in abortion, and for other purposes.”

Aside from the scandalous horror that is abortion which is continuously imposed upon Americans more and more, I’d like to establish that it is not right for the government to force people to pay for abortions whether through tax dollars or the health care system. Abortion is NOT a basic health care service for women — it the eerily well-funded government sanctioned deliberate murder of “unwanted” children (human beings).

In that vein, the government should not force (by penalty of fines, loss of license, etc.) any healthcare provider to participate in any abortion procedure if he or she determines it to be against his or her conscience. Each individual healthcare provider should decide whether he or she will choose to engage in the abortion procedure to the extent that he or she deems necessary, and that may mean refraining from any actions affiliated with this procedure.

We can not keep supporting and promoting laws that strip away individual freedoms of conscience and that promote the killing of other human beings (unborn children) for selfish gain. As a country, we are consistently demonstrating through legislation and executive orders that a human life has less and less value and that citizens are increasingly unable to make their own, independent, rational, and well-formed moral decisions within the guidelines of the Constitution without fear of penalty.

While The Conscience Protection Act of 2016 focuses mainly on healthcare providers and their affiliation with abortion procedures, supporting this Act would be a step in the right direction toward building a foundation for protecting other freedoms of conscience that are in danger of being stripped away from dutiful, virtuous, and wholesome citizens who are capable of making moral decisions and who should be protected and enabled to do so.

Thank you,
Katherine Pitre

I encourage you to write to your representative in support of this important Act.

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Neural Changes in Women Linked to Hormonal Contraceptives Use, Study Says

Hormonal contraceptives are too scary to mess around with.

…the brain regions that are affected could be associated with the woman’s  psychological well-being, hence, emphasizing the significance of and the need for future research on the contraceptive-induced brain changes.

Click here to read the full article from Science World Report.

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/38946/20160502/neural-changes-in-women-linked-to-hormonal-contraceptives-use-study.htm

Follow up to my letter

I just received a phone call from the marketing department of the medical center that I wrote to a few weeks ago (see here: Response to a Medical Article).

I spoke directly with the marketing director, who was very friendly. She said that I was right, and both she and the doctor agreed with me! They were apologetic and appreciated my perspective. I trust that their response is authentic and hope this helps, even in the slightest way, to combat the misconception that contraception is not the go-to answer for all of a woman’s reproductive and sexual health. Hopefully, their future articles will better promote all of the good and healthy things that these physicians can provide to their patients!

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3 More Days!

***3 MORE DAYS*** to get your donation in! Support @womansnewlifecenter and TEAM SOUTHLEFT (of which I am the team captain!) in the Born to Run 5k on April 9.

** Go to: bit.ly/235KlyM
** click “Donate to Team”
** enter SOUTHLEFT

$5, $10, $20, $50, $100… every bit helps, no matter how small!

Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $1,000 for an amazing organization, and please share with others! ‪#‎borntorunnola‬

5 MORE DAYS!

***5 MORE DAYS*** to get your donation in! Support the Woman’s New Life Center and TEAM SOUTHLEFT in the Born to Run 5k on April 9.

Every bit helps. Thank you for helping us reach our fundraising goal of $1,000 for an amazing organization, and please share with others! ‪#‎borntorunnola‬

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Louisiana: Protect Them Both!

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Contact Gov. John Bel Edwards & LA Legislators

  • Board Certification Requirement for Abortion Providers Act (HB 488)requires abortion providers to be board certified or board eligible in order to be qualified to perform the surgical procedure of abortion. [As of today, this is pending House final passage scheduled for Wednesday 4/6.]
  • Women’s Enhanced Reflection Act (HB 386)increases the current time for reflection between pre-abortion counseling and the actual abortion procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours. [As of today, this is pending House final passage scheduled for Wednesday 4/6.]

Born to Run!

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My husband & I have joined the Woman’s New Life Center as team members for their Born to Run 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:30 AM at Audubon Park, Shelter #10 Newman Bandstand. This festive event welcomes participants of all ages and fitness levels and will be a fun day for the whole family. The Run/Walk, which includes a one-mile option (that’s what I’m doing!), will conclude with a ‘Birth’ Day Party featuring great food, live music by Pelican212, and family activities. We expect over 400 runners and walkers to participate.

Founded in 2001, WNLC is a life-affirming counseling and medical center that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies in Southeastern Louisiana. With offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, WNLC offers a unique blend of services that includes professional counseling, pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, adoption facilitation, Creighton Model Fertility Care System, professional post-abortion counseling, extended counseling for individuals, families and couples, and a well-woman healthcare clinic.


As Captain for TEAM SOUTHLEFT, I have committed to help raise money and awareness for Woman’s New Life Center’s mission to save lives and I need YOUR HELP. I have a goal of raising at least $1,000 by April 9th. I ask that you consider making a gift to WNLC to help me reach my fundraising goal.


Please remember that no donation is too small and every donation is 100% tax deductible. Please visit the Born to Run web page at www.womansnewlife.com/borntorun and make a donation with your credit or debit card. Simply click the “Donate to a Team” button and enter SOUTHLEFT or KATIE PITRE. If you would rather mail a check (made payable to WNLC) you can send it to Woman’s New Life Center 3032 Ridgelake Dr., Suite 100, Metairie 70002.

Thanks in advance for all of your help and support. Together, we WILL save lives!

PS: Please feel free to share with friends and family who may want to help as well and post all over social media!  🙂