What’s On Your Louisiana Ballot: 2020 Amendment 1
Election day is less than a week away, on Tuesday November 3rd.
Since we're so close, we thought it would be a great chance to further explore some of what you'll see on this year's ballot. We can't break down every ballot for every precinct in the state, but if you're looking for your exact ballot, you can find it here. There are 7 proposed Constitutional Amendments in Louisiana this year. You'll also find a measure on Sports Wagering as well.
The first one, Proposition 1, is about adding abortion language to the state's constitution. Here's the text you'll see on your ballot:
“Do you support an amendment declaring that, to protect human life, a right to abortion and the funding of abortion shall not be found in the Louisiana Constitution? (Adds Article I, Section 20.1)”
So what does that mean? If passed, this is the language that will be added to the state constitution:
Section 20.1. To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.
So what does all of that mean for you?
A vote YES on this Amendment would be in favor of establishing language in the state constitution to outlaw abortions in the state.
A vote NO on this Amendment means no change to the current constitution.
This particular amendment is supported by the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops and Governor John Bel Edwards, among others.