Thanks to Louisiana Congressmen Abraham and Johnson for Standing Up for Life

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Dear Friend of CWA of Louisiana,

Two Congressmen from the great State of Louisiana have been successful in dealing another blow to those who traffic in human fetal tissue.

Last week, Congressman Ralph Abraham, MD, announced that the FDA canceled a contract with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR), which was one of the tissue procurement labs that, due to 2015’s undercover videos, is currently under investigation by the U.S Department of Justice. In 2015 the Center for Medical Progress videos revealed that ABR had set up a model that broke federal law by allowing clinics to profit from the sale of fetal tissue. Although fetal tissue research is legal, the profiting from said tissue is not. Federal law allows for costs like transportation and storage to be covered, but no one may profit from the sale of fetal tissue.

The contract was cancelled in part because Congressman Abraham (R-District 5-Louisiana) and Congressman Mike Johnson (R-District 4-Louisiana), along with 83 other members of Congress, wrote to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb earlier this month urging him to cancel the contract with ABR.

Additionally, groups like CWA worked with HHS to voice concerns over this contract and fetal tissue research in general. In a release, HHS said they cannot be sure the contract with ABR meets current federal requirements for fetal tissue procurement and, therefore, terminated it.

In addition, HHS has initiated a comprehensive review of all research involving fetal tissue to ensure consistency with statutes and regulations governing such research, and to ensure the adequacy of procedures and oversight of this research in light of the serious regulatory, moral, and ethical considerations involved. Finally, HHS is continuing to review whether adequate alternatives exist to the use of human fetal tissue in HHS funded research and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded and accelerated. This administration is vocally and unabashedly pro-life, and it is unacceptable that ANY research is being funded by tax dollars that utilize fetal tissue. 

Federal law prohibits profiting from the sale of human fetal tissue, yet we know that it happens all too often. When the tissue of aborted children becomes a lucrative enterprise, the possibility of human pregnancy mills growing babies only to abort them and sell their tissue, becomes a horrific possibility. Medical research should be focused on ethical alternatives that are producing results; fetal tissue research has yet to successfully produce any therapies to this day. Thank goodness for pro-life elected officials like Congressman Abraham and Johnson who work to restrain such evil prospects.

However, Congress had the ability, through the appropriations process, to end the federal funding of this practice. There was an amendment offered and adopted into the House version of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill that would have made such practices illegal. It is disappointing that after getting this rider in the bill last year and again with significant support this year, that House and Senate leadership yet again failed to push for such a basic pro-life provision and instead rolled over to give democrats everything that they wanted.  

Let Us Both PRAY and ACT:

Please Pray: Pray for Congressman Abraham and Congressman Johnson that they would continue to be bold in their fight for pro-life values and that God would give them the knowledge, wisdom, and courage to continue to engage the enemy in an effective way. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13). 

Please Take Action:

1.      Contact both Congressman Abraham (R) and Congressman Johnson (R) to thank them for being aware of this atrocity and for taking decisive action to stop it.

Congressman Abraham: (202) 225-8490 and/or email
Congressman Johnson: (202) 225-2777 and/or

2.      Contact members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee and ask them to support a federal ban on fetal tissue research.

House Appropriations Committee (Contact the entire committee in one email)

Senate Appropriations Committee (Each individual must be contacted)

 Let our voices resound in the heavens through the power of our prayers, and, on earth, as we take action.

For Truth and Righteousness,

Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
P.O. Box 2446
Opelousas, LA 70571
(337) 308-8696
[email protected]

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Black Women Are Betraying Their Sisters on Abortion

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One group of black women are peddling the belief that abortion is “self-care,” that it benefits women and their families. This snake oil is being sold by The Afiya Center (TAC), which put these slogans on a giant billboard in Texas.

As a free-thinking, informed and intuitive black woman, I don’t buy it. My child did not survive my abortion over 30 years ago, but I did. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent, terminating 19 million black lives.  [Read More …]

Black Women Targeted for Abortion

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Abortion benefits black women and families? Abortion is SELF-CARE for black women? This is the snake oil that The Afiya Center (TAC) is selling us through their most recent billboard campaign in Texas.

I am a free thinking, informed and intuitive black woman, and I don’t buy it! Over 30 years ago I survived the abortion, but my baby didn’t! Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25 percent. That means that one out of four of us has been exterminated through abortion. According to the Center for Disease Control, twice as many African Americans have died from abortion than have died from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined. 84 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority communities. We make up less than thirteen percent of the female population, yet we have around 35 percent of the abortions in America. (1)

By targeting the African American community, TAC is promoting genocide. The definition of genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. As such, TAC women sell out their own.

TAC is run by black women! Shame on them! They are complicit and are puppets in the hands of abortion providers. It’s the same as Africans assisting in the kidnapping of other Africans and selling them into bondage as part of the transatlantic slave trade! TAC women are no different! Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project is still alive and well!

African Americans being a target of genocide is not new. We’ve been traditionally targeted in the abortion industry by those who believe that African Americans are inferior and a drain on society’s resources. With insidious intent, manipulation and lies, Planned Parenthood and others like it have continued their scourge on the Black community, even utilizing the black church to indoctrinate its members to this horror (Margaret Sanger’s letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 1939).

TAC is lying to black women! Abortion as self-care and its benefits is a flagrant pack of lies! The butchery of our babies doesn’t benefit us, our families, our communities, or the human race. The truth is, it eliminates us, one by one.

What if the mothers of these individuals had believed the lies – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Shirley Chisholm, Ida B. Wells, Madame C. J. Walker, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. Ben Carson, Garrett A. Morgan, you and me? Imagine the greatness that would have been lost! Moreover, believing that abortion is self-care is counter-intuitive. It defies sound reasoning. Their narrative says that abortion is self-care and is beneficial to black women, yet death and destruction are the results.

Is it self-care when having an abortion leaves your body with free radicals that cause cancer or that scar tissue from abortion has left some women infertile? That’s just two conditions. Over one hundred complications have been associated with induced abortions. A few major complications include infection, ripping or perforation of the uterus, and cervical injury which may lead to sterility, and hemorrhaging which may cause death. (2)

A 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.

Is it self-care when women suppress the guilt of having an abortion, resulting in symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Deep down inside we ALL know that we are mothers killing our babies! Statistics show that women who have undergone post-abortion counseling report over 100 major reactions to abortion. Among the most frequently reported are: depression, loss of self-esteem, self-destructive behavior, sexual dysfunction, dramatic personality changes, guilt and remorse, difficulty grieving, and difficulty bonding with later children. (2)

Wake up! This is genocide by design. The abortion industry’s version of self-care is a grave injustice to that baby and her mother. Let’s be clear. I’ve learned the value of life from the womb to the tomb, and I’ve concluded that ALL LIVES MATTER.

Sancha Haysbert-Smith
State Director
Concerned Women for America of Louisiana


1. Crutcher, Novielli, and Hobbs, “Racial Targeting and Population Control”, Life Dynamics, October 2015

2. Reardon,”Criteria for the Identification of High Risk Abortion Patients: Analysis of An In-Depth Survey of 100 Aborted Women”, Presented at the 1987 Paper Session of the Association for Interdisciplinary Research, Denver.

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CWA of Louisiana stands with President Donald J. Trump’s Choice of Brett Kavanaugh

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Dear friend,

CWA of Louisiana stands with President Donald J. Trump’s choice of Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s vacancy at the United States Supreme Court! 

Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, issued the following statement:

“This is an historic moment for the United States. This is why conservative women voted overwhelmingly for Donald J. Trump – to ensure that a proper constitutional balance is restored to our nation’s highest court. President Trump made a promise to the American people and, just as with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, he is delivering on that promise. Judge Brett Kavanaugh is abundantly qualified to sit on the bench of the United States Supreme Court. He is among the best and brightest jurists on the appellate courts with a reputation of being fair and impartial in his decisions. Judge Kavanaugh is known as a judge who respects the Constitution as written, refusing to legislate from the bench. This is what we need at this time on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Concerned Women for America of Louisiana stands with our CEO in support of our president and Judge Kavanaugh. Through prayer and action we will fight the good fight of faith against any and all attacks designed to stop the will of God from being fulfilled in this historic time. As Penny also stated, “This is not just about us; this is about our children and their children. This is about the future of this nation for generations to come, and we plan on giving everything we have in order to leave them a Supreme Court that will protect their liberties and uphold our Constitution.” Our leadership in Washington, DC has done their homework and has deemed Judge Kavanaugh an outstanding choice.

Please Pray: 1) for God to give CWA and the many who stand with them wisdom to effectively address the opposition; 2) that the U.S. Senate will confirm him expeditiously; 3) that Judge Kavanaugh will fulfill his role as another great justice, defending families and protecting the lives of our children.

Please Take Action:

  1. Email your U.S. Senators and let them know that you support Judge Kavanaugh as your choice for Supreme Court Justice.  Ask them how they plan to vote.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana.  Click here to easily email your Senators.  Fill in the column on the right.
  2. If time allows please call and write them as well.
  • Senator Bill Cassidy (R): (202) 224-5824, 520 Hart SOB, Washington, DC 20510
  • John Kennedy (R): (202) 224-4623, SR 383, Russell Senate Building, Washington, DC 20510
  1. Forward this onto others and encourage them to not miss out on this opportunity to both pray and act during this time in American history.
    “The heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord, like rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.”

(Proverbs 21:1).

Click here for more information on the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.

If you desire to help us continue our mission to establish God’s righteousness in Louisiana state government, please go to and click on the donate button. You may also send your contribution directly to P.O Box 2446, Opelousas, LA 70571.


Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

Needed: Prayer Support for Louisiana Legislators!

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Please join CWA of Louisiana’s Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Support Team

 Volunteers are needed to pray for our state legislators during the 2018 Louisiana Legislative Session, which takes place from March 12 to June 4. Through the EAL Program, CWA members and friends commit to pray daily for their assigned legislator(s) and send CWA-provided postcards to encourage them. All that is required is several minutes of prayer and one stamp per month.

We live in challenging times, and much prayer is needed to restrain evil and establish righteousness. Will you commit to being an EAL prayer volunteer this legislative session?

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Please Pray: Pray the necessary number of individuals will sign up to join our team and that our legislators will be encouraged and uplifted by our efforts.

Take Action:

  1. Sign up by Monday, February 26. Email us at [email protected] with your name, address, and how many legislators you would like to have assigned to you.
  2. If at all possible, please contribute $5, $10, or more to this program. It is greatly needed. Because we are run by a team of volunteers, all of your contributions go directly to the work at hand. Click here to donate online now, or send a check to CWA of Louisiana, O. Box 2446, Opelousas, LA 70571. Be sure to write the check out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of LA” on the memo line. Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donation.

 Remain Motivated by Love,


Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
Concerned Women for America of Louisiana
[email protected]

Merry Christmas! And, 2017 Newsletter Now Available!

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 Dear CWA of Louisiana Friends,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! We have had such a rewarding year of working together to further the Biblical values we hold so dear.

We have just published our 2017 CWA of Louisiana Newsletter! It is  full of encouraging news about the many events, projects, and speaking engagements that CWA of Louisiana has been blessed to be part of this year.

Please view our 2017 newsletter now and rejoice with us in all the Lord has done through the ministry of CWA of Louisiana with your support.

Blessings to you,

Sancha Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

Sen. Kennedy Has Agreed to Support Trump Judicial Nominee Kyle Duncan – Because of You!

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Dear friends,

Thank you! We sent an alert on Wednesday notifying you that Sen. Kennedy (R- Louisiana) was opposing judicial nominee Kyle Duncan. We asked you to call Sen. Kennedy to tell him you support Kyle Duncan and ask him to support Duncan also—and guess what? He listened to you! Sen. Kennedy has since said, “I plan to vote in favor” of 5th Circuit nominee Kyle Duncan. There’s no doubt this is because of your involvement. We are so grateful to have you on the Concerned Women for America team!

Sancha Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana

Sen. Kennedy Opposes Trump Judicial Nominee – He Needs to Hear From You Now!

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A Senate judiciary hearing for nominees is happening right now – we need you to call Sen. Kennedy and tell him to support Kyle Duncan.

Many Louisianans were very pleased to hear President Trump nominated Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He’s exceptionally well qualified and accomplished and has a distinguished legal career including four years as Solicitor General for the state of Louisiana and arguing over 30 cases before federal and state appellate courts – as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

But U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) is opposing Duncan. The rest of Louisiana supports Kyle Duncan, including U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) and GOP Attorney General Jeff Landry.

Please call Sen. Kennedy’s office TODAY to tell him you support Kyle Duncan and want him to support him too. Take a minute and call (202) 224-4623 now!

Kyle Duncan is a Louisiana success story. He is ready and willing to serve the American people on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s time for all our Senators to do their job, get moving, and confirm nominees like Kyle Duncan as soon as possible.

Sancha Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

Pain-Capable Bill Passes in the House – Pray it Will Pass in the Senate!

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Dear Friend,

We are pleased that H.R. 36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last week on October 3, by a vote of 237-189.  It is now in the Senate.

We praise God that President Trump has stated that he will sign this bill into law if it makes it through the Senate!

CWA of Louisiana commends our U.S. Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-District 5), Steve Scalise (R-District 1), Mike Johnson (R-District 4), and Clay Higgins (R-District 3) for co-sponsoring H.R. 36.

We are proud that the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed in our state legislature on June 6, 2016, and was signed by then-governor, Bobby Jindal. It’s now time for our nation to do the same!

We have spoken to the offices of both U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, and they both confirmed that they plan to vote for H.R. 36 if it comes up for a vote in the Senate.

 Please take action:

  1. Contact both of our U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy’s offices. Ask them to both advocate and vote for H.R. 36. Click here for their contact information.  Be sure to tell them that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana.
  2. Contact the offices of U.S. Reps. Ralph Abraham (R-District 5), Steve Scalise (R-District 1), Mike Johnson (R-District 4), and Clay Higgins (R-District 3). Thank them for supporting life by co-sponsoring H.R. 36.  Click here to find their contact information.  Be sure to tell them that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana.

 Please pray: This bill faces an uphill battle in the Senate.  Please pray that those in opposition will be thwarted.

About H.R. 36:

  • The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act protects unborn children after 20-weeks’ gestation (five months) based on the scientific fact that they feel pain.
  • H.R. 36 protects unborn children from abortion and protects women from the risks of a late-term abortion.
    • The risk of abortion complications during weeks 12-13 is between 3-6%, and spikes to 50% + once a woman reaches her second trimester.
    • At 20-weeks’ gestation, a human’s neural pain system is fully developed. However, the higher-level pain-modifying system has not yet fully developed, and the unborn child does not have the coping systems needed to deal with pain. Therefore, babies at 20 weeks will not only feel pain from an abortion but will feel pain more intensely than most adults would likely experience.
    • Additionally, corrective surgery performed on an unborn child at 20 weeks causes the child to flinch and recoil from pain.  Children who receive in-utero surgery benefit from the anesthesia given to the mother.
    • The most common abortion for a child at this gestation is a D&E (dismemberment and evacuation) abortion, which literally tears the child apart.  Abortionists have testified before Congress that D&E requires a doctor to count limbs to ensure the entire body has been evacuated from the mother’s uterus.
  • Twenty states have already enacted this legislation; H.R. 36 would make this policy nationwide.
  • The United States is one of just seven countries that allow elective abortions after 20 weeks (the top 4% most permissive on abortion policy). The other six countries are Canada, China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam.
  • A nationwide consensus on when an elective abortion should no longer be legal is not a radical policy.  The issue of pain is popular among Americans, including pro-choice Americans, and is popular with women. A January 2017 Marist poll showed 60% of Americans, including 62% of Americans who identify as pro-choice, support a 20-week limit.  This poll found that 60% of women and 63% of men are supportive of this policy.
  • Detailed Summary of H.R. 36 from
  • “This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for any person to perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is 20 weeks or more.
  • “A violator is subject to criminal penalties — a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
  • “The bill provides exceptions for an abortion: (1) that [it] is necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman, or (2) when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.  A physician who performs or attempts to perform an abortion under an exception must comply with specified requirements.
  • “A woman who undergoes a prohibited abortion may not be prosecuted for violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this bill.”


Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

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  • Join a Prayer/Action chapter. Contact me today to find out if there is a CWA chapter in your area.
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Steve Scalise is Back in the House!

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Representative for Louisiana, returned to the Capitol on September 28, after being shot last June during practice for the Congressional Baseball game. He endured a very long recovery period, and we are thankful that he is back.

He delivered a speech in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he shared his appreciation for the outpouring of prayers and support for him and his family as they went through this very difficult time. He said that this outpouring gave his family the strength to get through everything that happened, but it all starts with God. Rep. Scalise shared the power of prayer which was his immediate response as he lay on the ground after being shot. He stated that since the shooting God has answered almost every prayer he prayed that day and reinforced his belief in miracles.

He thanked the United States Capitol police who he called “true angels,” specifically two officers who engaged the shooter after being shot themselves, not only saving their lives, but the lives of others. He called them his heroes. Rep. Scalise also honored a fellow representative and doctor who ran to his aid after the shooting had ceased, a man who he believes was placed on the field that day to make sure he made it to the hospital. He also honored the hospital staff who helped save his life and assisted him in learning how to walk again. He acknowledged the thousands of acts of love and kindness that came not only from people all over the country and the world, but from his colleagues — both Republican and Democrat.

Pleas pray for Rep. Scalise’s full recovery and full return to office. Pray that the prayer, love and support that he experienced throughout his ordeal will continue to be expressed among our citizens and legislators. Pray Rep. Scalise will continue to be used by God to inspire leaders throughout the world to come to know and trust the God of miracles.

Take Action! Contact Rep. Scalise’s office and express your well wishes for his return and your continued commitment to pray for him and his family.

Click here to view video.

“O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.” (Psalm 89:8)

Sancha N. Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

It’s time to take the next step! Click here to find out more about CWA in our great state. Your involvement, prayers and financial support are greatly needed, as together we continue the fight for the establishment of Godly rule in the state of Louisiana.

It’s Time to Take the Next Step – Join or Start a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter in Your Area!

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Hello to all our fellow women of prayer!  As you may know, Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana holds monthly Prayer/Action Chapter meetings to address the issues that affect our government on the state and national level. You are invited to attend one of our meetings and bring a friend. These meetings are only less than two hours, free, and open to the public. I pray that you turn out in great numbers to help us pray God’s will for government.

CWA of Louisiana Prayer/Action Chapters:
June 8 (The first Thursday of every month) – Alexandria – 6:00 p.m. – Leader: Kemberly Jones
June 9 (The first Friday of every month) – Lafayette – 10:00 a.m. – Leader: Debbie Hoehl
June 12 (The second Monday of every month) – Lafayette – 10:00 a.m. – Leader: Janet Jackson
June 15 (The second Thursday of every month) – Ragley – 3:00 p.m. – Leader: Nancy Tower

If none of these are in your area- no problem!  Consider starting a CWA chapter of your own. A chapter’s purpose is to educate, to pray, and to take action and we provide everything you need.  Every chapter leader receives a manual, a monthly Prayer/Action Newsletter from the national office and regular communication from our state office.

If you would like to educate and empower other women in your area or if you would like the contact information of one of the chapters listed above, please contact Janet Jackson, CWA of Louisiana Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator. Her number is 337-852-2497 and her email address is [email protected].

Contact us today!  We would love to get you plugged in.  You are needed!


Sancha Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

Urgent Alert: Shorter Waiting Periods for Divorce Are Not Good for Louisiana Families

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On Tuesday, April 18, HB136, allowing no fault divorce, passed out of the House Civil Law and

Procedure Committee and will make its debut on the House floor Tuesday, April 25.

Your voice needs to be heard tonight or tomorrow morning at the latest!  Leave a message for your Representative TONIGHT or call their office first thing tomorrow morning.

HB136 reduces the one-year waiting period to 180-days when seeking a divorce when children are involved. Proponents testified that “Louisiana’s waiting period was a failed experiment in reconciling marriages.” But we at Concerned Women for America of Louisiana believe, along with others, that this year-long period for those who seek counsel (from someone other than a divorce attorney) gives couples a better chance at reconciliation.

In addition, there is evidence that longer waiting periods lead to less divorce and benefit people who are ambivalent about getting divorced. Studies have shown that up to 1/3 of divorcing parents believe their marriage could be saved and would be open to help with reconciliation. This argues for longer waiting periods to allow time for this to occur.

Finally, since studies show that children of divorce are more likely to be in poverty and to live with their mothers, we believe that this additional time gives mothers more opportunity to establish themselves and their children prior to the potential cessation of spousal support.

“So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” Matthew 19:6

Prayer: Pray that our legislators will look more closely at strengthening our families as well as focusing on the needs of the children as they vote on this issue.

Action: Please contact your representative tonight by leaving a message or call first thing in the morning.  Ask him/her to VOTE NO on HB136. Click here to find out who your representative is and how to contact him/her.  Be sure to identify yourself as a member of Concerned Women for America of Louisiana.

Stay informed!  Go to or regularly to find out what we are doing on the state and nation levels.

Motivated by Love,

Sancha Noel Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]

CWA of Louisiana To Participate in Alexandria-Pineville Louisiana Life March – Join Us!

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CWA of Louisiana will be participating in Louisiana Right to Life Federation’s annual Louisiana Life March, which will take place tomorrow, Saturday, February 4, 2017.

The Louisiana Right to Life Federation sponsors several marches throughout the state and CWA of Louisiana is proud to partner with them for the success of these endeavors. Last year, we participated in this event in Baton Rouge which concluded on the steps of the Capitol.

This year, our focus is the center of our great state — Alexandria — where we hope to make new friends and develop new relationships.

The walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at noon.

It will commence on the grounds of Louisiana College in Pineville. The 1.6 mile March will go down Main Street toward the Jackson Street Bridge, cross the bridge and conclude at the Amphitheater on the Alexandria side of Red River after a rally consisting of a host of guest speakers.

I am excited to be one of the speakers.

Come join us at the March and stop by our CWA of Louisiana table after to find out more about this wonderful organization.  Hope to see you there!

For more information on the Pineville-Alexandria event, as well as the Baton Rouge and Shreveport-Bossier events, click here.

Blessing to you,

Sancha Smith
State Director
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]


CWA of Louisiana Adds to Our Ranks! Could You Be Our Next Leader?

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Dear Friend,

I am proud to say it has been a great honor serving as Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator for Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Louisiana while working under the excellent guidance of State Director Sancha Smith and Associate Director Nedra Epps. In doing so, there have been endless meetings to develop strategies for growth.

With careful consideration of applicants to join CWA of Louisiana, we are extremely proud to launch our newest Prayer/Action Chapter in Ragley under the leadership of Mrs. Nancy Tower. We have no doubt that she was a missing link, especially considering the plethora of ideas with which she has already strengthened our team.

Npac2ancy has already proved herself faithful. Her commitment and outspoken voice is a strength that will serve as a catalyst for not only what she is doing in her congressional district but throughout our great state of Louisiana. We graciously welcome Nancy Tower aboard. Nancy responded by stating,

“I’ve felt a calling on my life to serve in the political process since I was a little girl. I’ve engaged with political party activities, participated in good government organizations and served on a city council, but something has always been missing. Concerned Women for America brings it all together for me. Participating in this non-denominational, non-partisan effort to pray for our elected officials and contact them with Biblically-based positions is one of the most rewarding activities I’ve ever undertaken. I’ve often heard people say, ‘All we can do is pray,’ but I firmly believe that the most important thing we can do is pray. Sancha and Janet have been a joy to work with. They are prayer warriors and I am blessed to serve with them in the battle.”

CWA of Louisiana is on assignment to launch and build more Prayer/Action Chapters just like the Ragley Chapter throughout the state. You can impact America by getting connected and being a righteous voice from wherever you are in Louisiana. To learn more about CWA Prayer/Action Chapters, check out the links below:

What is a Prayer/Action Chapter?

What does a typical CWA Prayer/Action Chapter Meeting Look Like?

CWA of Louisiana would love to have you join our team! For more information on how you can get involved, please contact me using the information below. It will be my joy and privilege to help you every step of the way, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Motivated by Love,

Janet Jackson, MA
Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator
CWA of Louisiana
[email protected]


The CWA of Louisiana Mandate

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As the state director for Concerned Women for America of Louisiana, I am humbled and count it a privilege to serve the people of the Pelican State.

My mandate to serve the people of Louisiana has a dual/twin purpose, that is, to teach Kingdom to government and teach government to Kingdom.  One “twin” reminds the Kingdom that the purpose of government is to protect its citizens and punish evil – Romans 13:3-4; while the other “twin” commands us to pray for those in authority – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Teaching Kingdom to government involves educating believers about our core values and how to effectively communicate these values to our elected officials, thereby dismantling (first through prayer, then action) the lies and deception masquerading as truth through some of our city ordinances and/or state and national legislation.

Likewise, teaching government to Kingdom educates and equips the believer on public policy, key “hot-button” issues and the protocols needed to effectually influence all levels of government and public policy.  This equipping helps us to understand the rules of engagement, i.e. the political process by which we see the changes we support or those we oppose.


Speak the truth in love (motivated by love).  Remember to act on the truth you know … for faith without works is DEAD! – James 2:14-17

“And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”  I Corinthians 2:4

To effectively help lead Louisiana to higher moral ground, we must be willing to first pray then act.  Sitting on the sidelines and cursing the darkness is futile.  Light a candle.  Better yet, be that candle!  It’s time for the REAL believers to suit up and show up.


As believers in Jesus Christ we have authority to SPEAK life and SPEAK the TRUTH in love.  Our goal is to love one another in TRUTH and in DEED.  When we do this, lives are changed and righteousness is further established in the nation.

As citizens we have a responsibility to hold our elected officials accountable, and if they do not represent us well, we elect others who will.

Micah 6:8 says, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” This is God’s requirement for all those who serve Him, both those who are called to help fulfill this mandate through CWA of Louisiana and those who serve in government office. CWA of Louisiana has been assigned to remind men and women of this truth.


Remain motivated by love,


Sancha N. Smith

State Director

CWA of Louisiana

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