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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

1,200 show for Cenla's first Louisiana Life March

January 30, 2016
In The News

Around 1,200 people paraded from Louisiana College in Pineville Saturday morning to downtown Alexandria during the first Louisiana Life March for the two cities.

Participants called it a peaceful protest of the "most common medical procedure performed in America" — abortion.

U.S. Reps. John Fleming and Ralph Abraham, who both have backgrounds in the medical field, talked about why they want to take the pro-life fight to Washington. Fleming said he is informed by faith, modern technology and science.

"Have you ever seen a 3D or 4D ultrasound scan?" Fleming said in defense of the argument that life begins at conception. He pledged to keep advocating for the pro-life cause.

"We're going to continue doing this until every baby is protected from the point of conception to the point of natural death," Fleming said.

His colleague, Abraham, called it "tragic" that abortion "is the most common medical procedure performed in America." He called for more efforts like the Louisiana Life March.

"We need to get bigger, we need to get stronger, we need to get louder," Abraham told fellow anti-abortion advocates.

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