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Attention All Right to Lifers!

Walk for Life

The 2020 Walk will be held on Saturday, September 12, starting from the Christian Academy Rockcreek Campus, 3110 Rockcreek Drive in St. Matthews, across from Seneca Park walking track. Learn more. Get involved!

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4D Ultrasound

yawning infant

PHOTO CREDITS: 4D Ultrasound of fetal yawning at 30 weeks of pregnancy by Dr. Wolfgang Moroder. Baby yawning by Jeuwre. Human fetus at 10 weeks.

10 week old fetus

fetus at 10 weeks

Learn about Kentucky’s Dismemberment Law.

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We read or witness the continual disparaging of our duly-elected pro-life President every day.

To help counter this trend, on Friday, July 31, KRLA issued a media release restating our endorsement of President Trump. Read it here.

Mail-in voting update

Last week, Secretary of State Adams stated that he is considering scaling back mail-in voting eligibility for the general election this fall. Gov. Beshear disapproved of this. He was quoted as saying that with the pandemic “more dangerous now than it was during the primary election,” Kentucky should continue no-excuse absentee voting this fall.

SOS Adams noted that Kentucky handled increased mail-in voting effectively and without fraud in the primary, but he is “dubious” that the same model can be fully replicated in the fall with significantly higher turnout.

“It’s not obvious that our county clerks or the post office can manage a 250% increase in absentee ballots,” Adams said. “That is based on feedback from state and local election officials from both major parties. They and I are concerned that going from 750,000 absentee ballots to 1.875 million absentee ballots, or more, would overload and crash our system.”

Read more.

An important announcement is on the KRLA PAC page. Let’s all get involved in helping to elect pro-life candidates!

A somewhat troubling discussion about the General Election prospects may be heard on the July 28 KET video covering state government and legislators’ questions on this issue. SOS Adams begins speaking at about 33 minutes.

Every day we hear news that breaks pro-life hearts. We read stories about COVID ‘necessitating’ Telemedicine and at-home procedures that could result in extreme trauma and even death for women; about decisions in our courts that favor abortion clinics, and demands made by legislators to force taxpayers to pay for abortion, related health insurance, research on aborted fetuses, and to fund abortion worldwide.

The next three months are sure to break all records for bad behavior by politicians, and we can only encourage prayer as the way forward.


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Ever wonder what to DO to affect or even to STOP the societal events that are tearing down our constitution and our prospect for freedom in the USA?

When you are actively pro-life, you ARE doing something. You are providing an important service by holding the line against the easy acceptance of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide and experimentation or processes that use embryonic stem cells or fetal cells.

You are fighting for conscience rights, no taxpayer funding for abortion, no webcam abortions, and other important territories in the culture war.

AND, YOU ALREADY HAVE done a lot of IMPORTANT WORK for Kentucky to live and breathe a pro-life ethic— you “flipped the House” in 2016, and today we have a pro-life majority both in our Senate and House of Representatives. Both of our U.S. Senators are pro-life, and only one U.S. Representative is pro-abortion.

Just yesterday, Planned Parenthood endorsed Joe Biden for President. PP’s acting president stated, "This is literally a life and death election.” Is she kidding? To say, They know not whereof they speak, is underneath an understatement.

So, keep up the great work! Your vote COUNTS and makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE for our state and our nation. Click here for information about polling locations. Though a number of races are uncontested in the Primary, there are IMPORTANT votes to cast— and YOUR VOTE IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Our Attorney General encourages us to report suspected election law violations!

You can help to counter disinformation by becoming educated on the issues and sharing information. Please sign up for our e-newsletter, and receive our print news by becoming a member of KRLA by signing up here!

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Pro-lifers in Kentucky currently await a number of important court rulings:

  1. The Supreme Court will soon rule on the Louisiana June Medical Services case. Its decision could require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital, leading to many clinic closings in the nation. In Louisville two doctors (of whom we are aware) at the EMW clinic do have hospital admitting privileges but this is not the same as a Transfer Agreement.
  2. The Transfer Agreement lawsuit awaits a decision from the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court. It is possible that the above-mentioned SCOTUS ruling will affect that case. However, as brought out by Kentucky’s attorneys during the trial and appeal, the critical aspect of such agreements is the “protocol for transferring medical records.” Since two of the judges on the Appeals panel were appointed by President Trump, we hope for a fair and just decision.
  3. The Heartbeat and Anti-eugenics laws, rolled into one during the litigation, await the decision of the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court on an Ohio case, “Preterm-Cleveland v. Himes,” that will determine the fate of Down Syndrome babies and the outcome of the Kentucky litigation.
  4. The Dismemberment Abortion law appeal was decided in favor of the EMW and ACLU,  however, AG Cameron will be making a decision soon on whether to request an “en banc” (full Appeals Court) hearing or to instead appeal the case to SCOTUS.

Presently, pro-lifers are striving to prevent the overturn of safety precautions for women who elect medical abortions. Attorney General Cameron has added Kentucky as an “Intervenor State” to an Amicus brief in defense of in-person dispensing of the “abortion pill” by a doctor for the protection of the woman seeking the abortion. The political association for ObGyns, ACOG, wants the FDA to drop their regulations that ensure a drug’s benefits outweigh its risks. The pro-life ObGyns have exposed this.

Let's all pray.


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ferko.jpgAt the end of the 2020 Legislative Session Sen. Ernie Harris, R-District 26, announced his retirement after 25 years. A pro-life voter in the Legislature, we wish him well. District 26 comprises Oldham County and northeastern Jefferson County.

In a special election slated for the state's re-scheduled Primary Election, KRLA has endorsed William G. Ferko, a Prospect businessman and charitable organizer.

Mr. Ferko is a private investor and director of computer/ manufacturing innovator, Sypris Solutions, Inc. He is staunchly pro-life and will "tirelessly uphold our Kentucky values" as a Republican representing the 26th Senatorial District. His campaign website soon will have more information.

He is board chairman of Dismas Charities and a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 13053 which is active in pro-life work. He responded to the KRLA-PAC endorsement thanking KRLA "for your work to prevent abortions and to prevent killing babies."

The Democrat opposing him is a graduate of EMERGE-Kentucky. EMERGE is a candidate-training organization for Democratic women. The EmergeAmerica.org website lists former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, Donna Brazile, Patricia Schroeder (etc) on its advisory board. In a Politico article, it appears that Emerge candidates get $$$$$ from George Soros. The same article is on the Emerge website.

PLEASE BE AWARE: Since District 26 is a SPECIAL ELECTION, the PRIMARY is the ONLY TIME that you can exercise your vote for a PRO-LIFE SENATOR FOR DISTRICT 26. The election of Bill Ferko is critical to maintaining a strong voice for the vulnerable preborn during the 2021 legislative session.

If you can help in his campaign in any way, email right away!


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Have you heard that President Trump is to blame for COVID19 and must be voted out?

Reasonable people know that our President is a victim, not a perpetrator, of this societal wrecking ball. We know he is our pro-life champion. Likewise we know that Sen. McConnell is consistently pro-life and has worked to install many conservative judges. (Sen. Paul does not run in 2020.) So let’s show support and vote for our champions in the June 23 Primary!

All of our U.S. Congressmen, half of our state senators, all of our state representatives, many judges and many local candidates are running in the upcoming Primary (some uncontested).

Learn more about which Kentucky state legislators are facing uphill battles (based on previous races) here and here. The deadline to REGISTER TO VOTE is May 26, 4 PM. Register online here.

Click for the 2020 Primary Election PAC Alert Voter Guide!

Your vote will take extra effort this year. READ MORE ABOUT THIS!


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No legislators are at work in “the Peoples’ House” today due to virus contagion concerns. It was a busy week with good progress up to today. HB67 and HB451 passed the House and SB9 is posted for passage on March 17. For info on HB370 and SB90, see the previous post. HB391 has advanced to the House Rules Committee.

A good summary of the discussion on HB451 and HB67 is found on the KET March 10 Legislative Update.

HB 67 disinformation

Having carefully listened to the testimonies on March 10 from numerous representatives, we are very troubled by the disinformation spread. The bill passed the House, but anyone listening to the discussion could be confused by the testimonies. Hats off to Reps. Joe Fischer, Stan Lee and Melinda Prunty for their excellent explanations to set the record straight. But they were three against at least 14 who spoke out against the bill, with youth present in the assembly.

We want to counter some of the testimonies with facts in a new post on the KRLA Forum to assist pro-lifers in defending this bill.

Stan Lee and Kelly Flood


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An amicus brief on behalf of Louisiana (see related article) was filed by the Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) to assist SCOTUS in its review of La. Department of Health v. June Medical Services LLC. A related article in the Wall Street Journal is here.

The AAPLOG brief questions whether ACOG (the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) is truly objective in its abortion views, and accuses ACOG of being an abortion advocacy organization.

On page 15 of the brief, AAPLOG states that it has an interest in showing that ACOG “does not represent the views of either its membership or the 85% of obstetricians and gynecologists in the United States who do not perform abortions.”

An excerpt makes clear how ACOG has reversed its pro-life stance over the years:

ACOG’s 1959 Manual of Standards in Obstetric-Gynecologic Practice permitted abortion only “where the death of the mother might reasonably be expected to result from natural causes, growing out of or aggravated by the pregnancy, unless the child is destroyed.” The Manual also mandated that abortions could be performed only in accredited hospitals. ACOG’s Committee on Maternal Welfare, noting that the justifications for therapeutic abortions were disappearing, “hoped that they may reach an absolute minimum within the foreseeable future,” doing away with abortions altogether…

…As of the 1950s, ACOG’s contribution to public debate about abortion was based solely upon medical science. Dr. Duncan Reid (ACOG board member) of Harvard Medical School argued that “the medical profession should not become actively involved in debates about social mores. … [T]he emergence of abortion and sterilization as political issues would challenge the scientific basis on which physicians’ decisions were based. Reid said, ‘If it [abortion] becomes a social problem then the medical profession has to settle the social problem, and I think we, as doctors, are placed in a position where we do not belong.’”

The amicus brief delineates ACOG’s history, and discloses that in every major abortion case, ACOG has argued consistently against any limitation of abortion. The document cites from 19 legal cases and provides many references to statements in ACOG reports, legal briefs and other sources. Read more!

IF ONLY this brief could have been filed on behalf of Kentucky in any of the numerous ACLU/EMW/PP legal suits which have claimed that ACOG is the scientific, medical authority on the abortion issue, how might the outcomes for our pro-life laws been affected?

Immense THANKS to AAPLOG for revealing the slippery slope engineered by ACOG over 50 years to re-make abortion as medical “care”.


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KRLA is committed to lobby for pro-life legislation and to keep members and the public informed about important bills. Earlier this week a special alert was sent to our e-news list to encourage pro-lifers to contact members of the House Committee on
 Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs regarding HB67. A link on the article leads to a list of those committee members and their contact info.

Today we encourage you to show support for HB370, AN ACT relating to the dignified treatment of fetal remains. This Bill currently is with the House Judiciary Committee, whose Republican members with their contact info is here.

You can also call the Legislative Message Line, 1-800-372-7181, to leave a message for your legislators. To find your legislator by county, go here. A list of legislators and their emails is here.

To see the list of bills that help to protect pre-born babies, go here. This week we added two bills relating to pharmacy referrals and services that touch on the issue of the Abortion Pill.

Visit the KRLA Forum Blog to stay updated on legislation currently challenged by the ACLU (et al) and developments in the 2020 Legislative Session.


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Several bills proposing to change how Kentuckians vote have been introduced. Those with heavy support of Democrat representatives and no Republican sponsorship include:
1. EARLY VOTING - HB78 / SB43 - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 117 to allow in-person early voting between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the three Saturdays preceding any primary, regular election, or special election…
2. SAME-DAY VOTING - HB80 / SB119 - Amend KRS 116.025 …to allow a person… to register at the person's precinct of residence on the day of a primary or an election if the person confirms his or her identity, completes the registration form and a required oath…

The dangers of early voting have been widely noted. An example:

Although voters may find early voting convenient, turnout data show that early voting may actually decrease turnout, not increase it. Early voting raises the costs of political campaigns, since expensive get-out-the-vote efforts must be spread out over a longer period of time. There is also no question that when voters cast their ballots weeks before Election Day, they do so without the same access to knowledge about the candidates and the issues as those who vote on Election Day. When there are late-breaking developments in campaigns that could be important to the choices made by voters, those who have voted early cannot change their votes.

Read more.

Other articles are here and here.

Warnings about same-day voting have also been sounded:

“Allowing a voter to both register and vote on Election Day makes it nearly impossible to prevent duplicate votes in different areas or to verify the accuracy of any information provided by a voter”…

Read more.

More on same-day voting dangers.

Let your legislator know what you think about these bills.


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UPDATE on January 15, 2020

Congratulations Mike Nemes! Wins Ky State Senate seat! Read more.


Mike_Nemes.jpg The KRLA Political Action Committee has endorsed Michael Nemes for State Senate, District 38. This is Dan Seum's vacated seat.

Here is some background on Mr. Nemes from his website:

Michael Nemes knows the problems Kentuckians face every day. He understands what it’s like to be an employer and a worker; he’s been both a business owner and a union member. After 40-plus years in business, (in 2010) Mike ran for state representative to make Kentucky a better place to work and do business. He was elected State Representative for District 38… By 2015, Mike was appointed second in command of the state’s Labor Cabinet…

The Special Election will be held on January 14, 2020. Vote pro-life!


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First in a Series: Pro-life Laws Under Attack

Whatever became of the Heartbeat (SB9) and Anti-eugenics (HB5) bills that became law last March? Will discovery be allowed for the state of Kentucky to defend these laws?

You may be asking, what is discovery in a legal context? Here is Dictionary.Law.com’s definition:
n. The entire efforts of a party to a lawsuit and his/her/its attorneys to obtain information before trial through demands for production of documents, depositions of parties and potential witnesses, written interrogatories (questions and answers written under oath), written requests for admissions of fact, examination of the scene and the petitions and motions employed to enforce discovery rights. The theory of broad rights of discovery is that all parties will go to trial with as much knowledge as possible and that neither party should be able to keep secrets from the other (except for constitutional protection against self-incrimination). Often much of the fight between the two sides in a suit takes place during the discovery period.

Why has discovery not been permitted so far? Here begins a brief blog series to examine the EMW Clinic legal case against these laws.

We will look at documents filed by our attorneys and EMW’s on the PACER website. PACER is the Public Access to Court Electronic Records website that lets anyone create a login and search for case information.

If discovery is permitted by the judge, it is sure to be enlightening, but we may be on the brink of an opposing conclusion. Nevertheless, assuming Gov. Bevin is re-elected, the case probably will be pursued to the Appeals Court.

MANY ATTORNEYS

Four law entities are pursuing the case to quash HB5 and SB9 on behalf of the EMW clinic:

  • The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, NY, NY
  • Ackerson & Yann, PLLC , Louisville, KY
  • ACLU of Kentucky Foundation, Louisville, KY
  • O’Melveny & Myers, NY, NY

Kentucky is defending this case with attorney services from the Office of the Governor and the Cabinet for Health and Human Services since our Attorney General refused to defend them.

The opposition has termed HB5 the Reason Ban and SB9 the 6-week Ban. They have lumped these together in their suit that initially sought both a temporary restraining order and/or a temporary injunction as well as a permanent injunction, and now requests a summary judgment— asking the judge to reject these laws as unconstitutional, to dismiss the suit, and to permanently enjoin the defendants (our state) from "enforcing, attempting to enforce, threatening to enforce, or otherwise requiring compliance with SB9 and HB5…". (Enjoin in a legal context means to order.) That means never again could these issues be revisited in any legislation our senators or representatives propose.

The Judge in charge of this case is David J. Hale. From the Ballotpedia website, we read: …President Barack Obama nominated Hale to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Hale was confirmed to the court on December 3, 2014, by a voice vote of the Senate.


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Mike Fichter, CEO of Indiana RTL, Host of LoveX2 podcast on Apple Podcasts (Facebook too), and author of many pro-life books, warned about Planned Parenthood on a mission.

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  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) formerly had a budget of $15M, but after its “merger” (takeover) with PP of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI), the budget includes $90M in financial resources.
  • Ky. and Ind. have become a “test market” for PP. They saw our states as abortion deserts with aggressive pro-lifers in charge, and they believe that if they can “break the back” of our pro-life majority, they can achieve the same goal in any state of the union.
  • Their plan is outlined in “Care For All” — See here.
    The document begins:
    There’s no way to sugarcoat it. With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we are likely to see the further erosion of Roe v. Wade in the very near future. There are 13 abortion-related cases that are just one step away from the Supreme Court, and 20 states are poised to ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
  • The “Care For All” Plan is to:
    1. Expand regional access and “virtual” access through telemedicine.
    2. Partner with coalitions and advocates to ensure a network of states where abortion will still be legal whatever SCOTUS may rule.
    3. Work to destigmatize abortion in the media and in the popular culture “including working with the music, fashion, movie and television industries”… and with content creators (etc). (This tactic is already in play by Whole Women’s Health as well. http://shiftstigma.org/)
  • PP’s strategy is also to drain state resources through taking us to court as pro-life laws are passed.

Be alert, pro-lifers. Do ALL that you can to preserve our state’s pro-life majority in the legislature and in state offices.


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Once again Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law is under fire. For background, see here.

UPDATES on Oct. 1: SCOTUS will decide this week whether to review any pro-life cases. Read more. | Virginia Judge Upholds Ultrasound Law

A C-J article slants toward the overturn of the Ultrasound Law. Excerpt below. Stay tuned.


Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal | Published Sept. 26, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Kentucky abortion law that requires doctors to perform an ultrasound of the fetus and attempt to show it, describe it and play an audio of the heartbeat to the patient prior to the procedure…

The 2017 law is among half a dozen laws aimed at restricting or eliminating abortion in Kentucky passed in recent years by the Republican-controlled General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin, an anti-abortion Republican who is seeking a second term….

Read more.


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Today, the KRLA PAC issued an endorsement of Gov. Matt Bevin for re-election to our state’s highest office.

Dear Governor:

Last week, National Right to Life Committee, Inc., the federation to which Kentucky Right to Life belongs, was pleased to endorse you for reelection as governor. The fact that NRLC made an endorsement in your statewide race is a testament to your unapologetic pro-life convictions, your effectiveness in administrative matters that resulted in the closure of a Lexington abortion clinic, your willingness to sign pro-life legislation into law, and your defense of such legislation against judicial challenges.

Kentucky Right to Life PAC is happy to echo the endorsement of its national federation. We heartily endorse you for governor. It is doubtful that we could find any candidate more suitable or more deserving of pro-life support.

Thank you for everything you have done in your first term; we look forward to working with you in a second term. We will ask all our pro-life friends to lend their support to your election this November.

Wishing you success,

Margie Montgomery, Executive Director, KRLA

David M. Bauscher, Coordinator, KRLA PAC



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The going is gonna get rough
6/17/2020 3:07:27 AM
Vote in the 2020 Primary!
6/17/2020 3:01:46 AM
A wrap-up on pro-life legislation that is languishing
5/1/2020 1:06:16 PM
Please help elect a pro-life senator in the special election for District 26, Oldham Co. and part-Jefferson, in the June 23, 2020 Primary
5/1/2020 12:59:42 PM
The 2020 Primary Election KRLA Political Acton Committee's Voter Guide now published
3/13/2020 12:15:22 PM
Two pro-life bills advance from the House to the Senate; one is posted for passage on March 17
3/7/2020 8:28:04 AM
SCOTUS takes up Louisiana case; decision may dramatically affect abortion industry
2/14/2020 11:39:30 AM
Contact your legislators about pro-life bills!
2/14/2020 11:31:12 AM
Same-day Voting and Early Voting promoted by House Democrats
12/31/2019 7:15:31 AM
Dan Seum vacated seat could go to a pro-life advocate
11/1/2019 8:57:31 AM
Will discovery be allowed for the state of Kentucky to defend the legal case against the Heartbeat (SB9) and Anti-eugenics (HB5) laws?
10/1/2019 8:15:18 AM
Wrap Up of 2019 KRLA State Conference - Part 2
9/27/2019 6:24:40 AM
ACLU asks US Supreme Court to overturn Kentucky abortion ultrasound law
9/10/2019 10:08:31 AM
Let’s re-elect Matt Bevin!
8/13/2019 11:57:15 AM
Pro-life legislation only passes if Kentucky has pro-life state officers and legislators

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