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UPDATED 6-8-21 11 AM

SIDEWALK COUNSELORS CONTINUE!

The parties have agreed that Ordinance O-179-21 (the “Ordinance”), prohibiting the sidewalk ministry from practicing their religious freedoms for half a city block claiming it is a “buffer zone” to EMW’s property, will not be enforced until July 16, 2021 in order to allow the attorneys involved to complete briefings.

Attorney Chris Wiest, who represents those having their rights violated by the Ordinance, stated, “I consider this a win in the first round, because it allows the ministry to continue.”

Addia Wuchner said, “We are pleased that our attorney has been able to broker a temporary agreement as we prepare for a full hearing in Western District Court. As a pro-life, pro-women organization, we believe that sidewalk ministry plays an important role in a woman’s right to have fully informed consent.”


ORIGINAL POST:

A new and good wrinkle in the Buffer Zone (BZ) controversy in Louisville has arisen.

We are glad to report that Angela Minter and her organization, Sisters For Life, together with Kentucky Right To Life, filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against Louisville Metro, Mayor Greg Fisher, Louisville Metro Police Chief Ericka Shields, and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell against Louisville’s new BZ ordinance, on the grounds that the new ordinance violates their free speech rights and prohibits them from practicing their faith.

The Sisters For Life regularly minister to women at the EMW abortion clinic in Louisville. In 2019, EMW performed 99.5% of all abortions in Kentucky. Angela and Sisters for Life saved 800 babies from having their lives cut short by ministering to women and their partners and revealing other life choices available to them for their child other than abortion, including adoption, free housing during and after the pregnancy, free child care, free help with college tuition if they choose not to abort their child, parenting resources including diapers, formula, clothes, parenting classes, counseling and more, such as information about child development that shows parents how developed their child is at the particular stage of their pregnancy.

Angela and Sisters For Life consider it essential to maintain a caring demeanor, a calm tone of voice, and direct eye contact while ministering to people on the sidewalk outside of the abortion clinic. They do not yell, protest with signs, or block the path. They walk beside women sharing information.

On May 20, 2021, the Metro Council passed Ordinance O-179-21 (the “Ordinance”), in a 14-11 divided vote prohibiting the sidewalk ministry from practicing their religious freedoms for half a city block claiming it is a “buffer zone” to EMW’s property.

Why are Louisville Metro Council, Mayor Fisher, Chief Shields and Attorney O’Connell so interested in limiting a women’s right to information? —in this instance, not only her rights to information about her body, services available to her family, but information some believe could protect her soul.

Margaret Sanger, who strategically placed abortion clinics in low-income black neighborhoods in a covert effort at genocide, proudly boasted that it was cheaper to kill poor children before they are born than to sustain them on welfare after birth.

If you limit a woman’s access to information, you limit her options

Chris Wiest, the attorney who filed the lawsuit, stated: “The City of Louisville should know better than to pass this flagrantly unconstitutional ordinance and we look forward to having it struck down.”

Addia Wuchner, Executive Director of Kentucky Right to Life issued the following statement: “Kentucky Right to Life and our members were disappointed by the decision to utilize buffer zones at the EMW abortion clinic. The Supreme Court has previously affirmed the sidewalk counselor ministry ensuring that women have the opportunity to make a fully informed consent. Kentucky Right to Life will continue to advocate for the protection of the unborn child and the First Amendment right of citizens to peacefully gather, pray, support women, and respectively bear witness in defense of innocent life. We stand in full support of the injunction filed by Angela Minter and Sisters for Life.”


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As a candidate for president, he promised the most radical pro-abortion groups in America that he would scrap the Hyde Amendment and force Americans to fund the killing of babies in abortions with their tax dollars. #Promisesmadepromiseskept #prolife

Statement by KRLA Executive Director Addia Wuchner

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Promises made promises kept! Devastating. All I will say is the President is certainly a man of his word. President Biden made it official today by proposing a federal budget without the Hyde Amendment for the first time since the late 1970s when it was adopted.

If he thinks the American people are OK with their tax dollars paying for the killing of unborn children, then he doesn’t know Americans.

President Biden literally kickstarts Memorial weekend, a weekend when we honor and remember those who have fallen and given their lives for the freedoms and liberties we all cherish with the devastating undermining of a 45-year held provision that ensured taxpayer dollars did not pay for abortions.

I am convinced that Americans do not want to PAY for playing GOD with the value of human life.

Read more.


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LOUISVILLE, Ky.- While the Buffer Zone vote by the Louisville Metro Council was disappointing, it was not unexpected. We had hoped that the hearts and intellects of the members who express concern for safety would show true concern for vulnerable women about to make a decision that will affect them throughout their lives. To quote Mother Teresa, 'Abortion is a crime that not only kills the child but also the conscience of all involved.' We at Kentucky Right to Life are committed to protecting the lives of the unborn and the health and safety of women. This vote denies women the compassionate walk-beside-you help that is needed at the critical moment. Many women do not realize that there is help available for them and their babies..." Read Addia Wuchner's full statement.

See the Metro Council discussions and testimonies here.

 


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Earlier this week, LifeNews.com and other online news services reported that the US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a legal case addressing a law that bans abortions after 15 weeks. The case will be heard in the autumn of 2021.

The 2018 Mississippi law prohibits abortions after 15 weeks except when there are risks to the life or physical health of the mother, or fatal fetal anomalies…

Mississippi’s law highlights a conflict between the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade and the court’s repeated affirmation in subsequent cases that states have a legitimate interest in limiting abortion and protecting “vulnerable and innocent life” from the moment of conception.

“Every human life is valuable, and Mississippi’s law is a commonsense step toward protecting unborn children and their mothers from the harms of late-term abortion,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Harle. “The law protects the life of a baby who can already move around and kick in her mom’s womb— a child who has a heartbeat, can taste what her mom eats, and can experience pain. And the law also protects women, since late-term abortions grow increasingly dangerous to the mother’s health. Women and their children both deserve real health care; that’s why we’re glad the Supreme Court has decided to take up this matter.” (ref)

This Forum reported last fall that SCOTUS would hear this case, but the timeline was pushed forward to this week.


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It is interesting that the ACLU sued its buddy, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, to overturn the FDA regulation on the Abortion Pill that called for in-person physician oversight.

Was Becerra really opposed to this so that he needed to be taken to court?

As a team, the ACLU, the American College of ObGyns, and various other attorneys work together to achieve pro-abortion goals. If they need an Amicus brief, they round up their fellow Medical Associations and other pals, including the

  • American Medical Association,
  • American Academy of Family Physicians,
  • American Society for Reproduce time Medicine,
  • National Abortion Federation,
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology,
  • National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health,
  • Planned Parenthood,
  • Reproductive Health Access Project—

Well, just see the full list here.

As you can tell, there is a team at work to undermine the law concerning when, where, how and by whom the Abortion Pill can be supplied.

The team includes expert witnesses who may identify as anonymous providers. And their testimonies are remarkably similar.

So, while it may appear as though the FDA simply agreed to new rules as a way of helping women during the Covid-19 environment, there is an army behind the effort to change the rules, and for us to think the old rule will apply at some future date is wishful thinking.

So now, what happens to Ky’s laws against distributing Abortion Pills by mail, by webcam, using federal funds, and always reporting any complications? How can our law be enforced that requires women to be advised upon receiving the Abortion Pill that it can be reversed?

Will the federal rulings dismantle Ky’s hard-won pro-life law victories?

We won’t take such change ‘sitting down’! KyRTL is on the move. Our executive director Addia Wuchner with our pro-life partners will work to maintain safety standards for women seeking abortions. Please join our effort by donating to KyRTL. Watch for more details!


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On Monday, May 10, LifeNews.com and other news services reported that the Trump Rule protecting conscience rights of medical providers had been reversed. We added that to our Timeline.

In brief, federal conscience laws were defined favorably under President Bush, rescinded by President Obama, largely reinstated to the Bush standards by President Trump (with some definitions that pro-lifers liked), and now, once again, are being reversed by the Biden administration.

As reported in LifeNews, “When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, it prohibited discrimination on the basis of ‘sex.’ Several years later, the Obama administration redefined ‘sex’ to mean … termination of pregnancy.” The Trump Rule rescinded that definition. The new Biden Rule reverses Trump’s definition.

The AAPLOG seminar earlier this year predicted that could occur. This blog reported that AAPLOG warned that the Equality Act would reconfirm the Obama definition of “discrimination on the basis of sex” as 1. gender identity, 2. sex stereotyping, and 3. termination of pregnancy. However, we now see that the Office of Civil Rights is working to stymie conscience rights by a mere Rule change.

These concepts are not thoroughly explained in this article, but for any reader who desires to better understand what is happening in the progression of the dilemma, some good references are below in the footnotes.

How will this affect Ky’s medical providers?

In brief, follow the money. AAPLOG’s Dr. Donna Harrison noted that the Equality Act would apply to every entity that receives federal funding. If a doctor accepts a Medicaid patient but refuses to perform an objectionable procedure such as abortion, the patient can sue, but under the Trump Rule, the doctor had legal recourse.

Nevertheless, Ky’s ‘ace in the hole’ is our Time Tunnel 1974 Healthcare Worker Conscience Law that forbids publicly owned health care facilities to perform abortions, and forbids privately owned facilities or providers (doctors, nurses, others) to be required to, or held liable for refusal to, perform abortions.

The 1974 law defines numerous aspects of ‘unlawful discriminatory practice’. In 2020 and 2021 Sen. Stephen Meredith (R-Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, Meade) fought to pass a Medical Conscience bill that expanded that legislation to include procedures beyond abortion, healthcare payers among those protected, and would permit the injured party to sue in court.

The 1974 Law states that public funds cannot be denied to any medical providers who refuse to participate in abortion. Forty-seven years ago no one foresaw the need to mention gender assignment surgery as a category of medical conscience objections. As KyRTL did this year and last year, we will again support Sen. Meredith’s bill in 2022.

His bill was challenged and slowed down both years by Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D-Jefferson-Part) through amendments requesting to expand those covered to include members of the public service professions.

Sen. McGarvey requested these and other changes:
- Before the words ‘any medical practitioner’ insert ‘any Legislative Research Commission employee, leadership staff, security personnel, doorkeeper, state park employee, or Ky state trooper providing assistance in the Ky State Capitol, Capitol Annex, or Annex grounds during any and all legislative sessions or interim committee meetings of the Ky General Assembly.’

In other words, a doorkeeper could refuse to listen to a meeting or discussion of any topic he conscientiously objected to, equating his dilemma with a doctor's whose conscience tells him not to perform an abortion.

Sen. Westerfield addressed this confusion by suggesting an amendment to confine the legislation to particular healthcare services, among other issues. But any bill must be promoted in a timely fashion to make it across the finish line under the constraints of the very brief Regular Session of the Ky Legislature.

Meanwhile, we may ask: How will the new Biden Rule be applied in Ky? Can it override our law? Without a doubt, in the current national climate, it's likely that our pro-life state must aggressively insist on what we have so far accomplished.

To that end, please assist KyRTL and our pro-life partners as we work toward passage of the Constitutional Amendment Yes for Life, HB 91 bill!

footnotes
https://www.cnsnews.com/index.php/article/washington/michael-w-chapman/biden-reverses-trump-obamacare-rule-expands-sex-include-gender
https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20190503.960127/full/
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-overturns-trump-backed-conscience-rule-to-protect-religious-and-moral-freedoms-of-health-care-workers
https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/01/23/trump-admin-actions-to-protect-life-and-conscience-factsheet-released-01-23-20.html
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/22/12-groundbreaking-pro-life-accomplishments-president-donald-trump/
https://s3.amazonaws.com/becketnewsite/LSP-SCOTUS-Decision.pdf


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Updated May 7, 2021

BUFFER ZONE VOTE RESCHEDULED

A procedural vote on the Buffer Zone took place at the May 6 Council meeting. The vote set this issue aside; it will return to the full council on May 20. Keep those cards and calls coming! Let the Council members hear from you.

A Facebook video of the meeting with the pro-life arguments by Atty. Annie MacLean and Chelsea Pritchett is here. Move the play button to 7:20.


ORIGINAL POST:

Arguments were presented on April 28 for and against a 10-foot Buffer Zone to mark how close sidewalk counselors may stand to any Metro Louisville healthcare facility. The Community Affairs, Housing, Health and Education Committee voted 5 - 2 to send the Buffer Zone ordinance to the full Council for a vote.

Last August the Buffer Zone was voted down by the Metro Council. We trust that the new Council members will study the discussions in their minutes to carefully consider what is at stake.

Executive Director Addia Wuchner participated in the committee meeting, and has made an official statement:

We advocate for the protection of the unborn child and the First Amendment right of citizens to peacefully gather, pray, support women, and respectfully bear witness in defense of innocent life. While the Courts have recognized that states and cities have significant interest in maintaining public safety and preserving access to health care facilities, they have nevertheless ruled it is unconstitutional to take control of a public sidewalk for the sole, discretionary use of a private business like the EMW abortion facility, as it impedes the right to free speech. Those proposing the ordinance and abortion advocates say that it is a matter of public safety, but make no mistake, this is a direct attempt to silence pro-women, pro-child, pro-life advocates and the public’s right of free speech.

In a Courier-Journal article last summer, Council member Marilyn Parker noted, “I just don’t think this is a very good look for the council, with the protests, the destruction and the disorder that’s been allowed to happen in the city. We need to think about this. Why does this group get special privileges for safety?”

A video of the committee meeting is shown here. The Metro Council will vote on the Ordinance on May 6. You can read the Ordinance here. Contact a Council Member here.


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This week the FDA suspended regulations on dispensing the abortion pill for the duration of the pandemic.

…the FDA cited a number of studies by abortion advocates claiming to have demonstrated that these at-home telemedical, ‘no-test’ abortions were safe.

This means a female can order her chemical (medical) abortion online during a consultation with a doctor, and receive the meds in the mail.

Read more on the National Right to Life blog.

KRLA and representatives of the General Assembly are already working on legislation to address this in the 2022 session in a Omnibus Bill.

Meanwhile, know how to be a sidewalk counselor in your own neighborhood!


Related article: A third to one-half of abortions in USA are chemical not surgical

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Secretary of State Michael G. Adams, legislators and pro-life alliance members met on April 7th at the Capitol. The passage of HB 91 during the 2021 Regular Session was a major accomplishment for Ky’s pro-life future— time for a moment of celebration!

The pro-life alliance partners are (alpha order): Catholic Conference of Kentucky, Commonwealth Policy Center, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Kentucky’s Family Foundation, Kentucky Right to Life and Sisters for Life.

We now turn to address the challenge of spreading the word to all Ky citizens. There is work ahead to explain and promote the importance of including HB 91 in the Ky Constitution.

Please take a moment to enjoy the Ceremonial Signing video here. The national media covered this event!

Read a wrap-up of the 2021 Legislative Session relating to pro-life issues here.


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We are excited about the passage of HB 91! To God be the glory, always.

On behalf of Ky Right to Life, thank you Senate President Robert Stivers, House Speaker David Osborne, and Rep. Joe Fischer for your leadership, and to House and Senate members for your support and passage of HB 91.

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We have been especially blessed to work in partnership with our tremendous pro-life and pro-family organizations: Sisters for Life, Family Foundation, the Kentucky Baptist Convention, the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, and the Commonwealth Policy Center.

I am sincerely grateful to the many people across the Commonwealth who responded in prayer and action, reaching out to their legislators to affirm their support for HB91 and their Yes for Life.

Changing Hearts, Saving Lives!

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Rep. Joe Fischer speaks at the YES for LIFE Rally

THANK YOU PRO-LIFERS for turning out for the YES for LIFE Rally in Frankfort! Lawmakers spoke, and they and their supporters heard from a coalition of pro-life organizations encouraging passage of HB 91. Rep. Joe Fischer, the bill's sponsor, is shown addressing the group.

HB 91 has been added to the Orders of the Day by the Senate! Stay tuned.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the Rally unexpectedly with a surprise announcement that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Ky’s appeal regarding Dismemberment Abortion. Read more about this Ky law here.

WHAS, WLKY and WDRB covered the YES for LIFE Rally and the AG’s announcement. More pro-life news was featured online about the passage of Nancy Tate’s HB 155 to allow the use of a “newborn safety device” for anonymous surrendering of a newborn, and of Sen. Ralph Alvarado’s SB 12 to prohibit sales of human organ or tissue and for-profit procurement of eye or cornea tissue.

Watch the YES for LIFE Rally video and see the slideshow!


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Please join us at the Capitol on Monday, March 29, at 10:30 AM for a brief rally to encourage the Ky Senate to pass HB 91. This bill is Kentucky’s ProLife Constitutional Amendment which has already passed the House, and the Governor cannot veto it.

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In numerous states (see important to know), abortion advocates have sued to overturn pro-life laws, and their respective Supreme Courts have “found” a right to abortion in their state constitution. This technique is how Roe v. Wade became our nation’s case law.

A number of states have passed constitutional amendments to protect their pro-life laws from such court decisions. (example)

Rep. Joe Fischer testified during a Senate committee hearing that HB 91 assures, “No Ky court will be able to fashion an implicit right to abortion from the language in our state constitution: there will be no Roe v. Wade decision in Ky. The regulation or elimination of abortion will be vested in the Ky General Assembly, not in the courts.” (Read more.) HB 91 ensures that it is the lawmakers of Ky who make the laws, not rogue judges.


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We are proud of our new Executive Director Addia Wuchner for establishing a new program of the RTL Educational Foundation of Ky— the ProLife Legacy Founders Scholarship Fund!

Four $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors who seek to advance in four academic areas will be awarded this spring and in coming years. The areas of study are:

  • Law / Political Science
  • Medicine / Healthcare / Nursing
  • Education / Media and Communications
  • Trade and Technical

The scholarships are given in honor of Margie Montgomery on whose shoulders we stand, Judge Robert F. Greene, Esq., and Paul J. Kissel (dec.), a Ky architect.

The Donald C. Wintersheimer Memorial Scholarship honors this Ky Supreme Court Justice who served 24 years. (dec. Feb. 2021). Justice Wintersheimer was the most prolific opinion writer in Kentucky history, averaging over 50 opinions each year. Addia shares from an Opinion he penned regarding a case involving quality of life before the Ky Supreme Court, so you may appreciate the merits of the Donald Wintersheimer Memorial Scholarship:

That reasoning would place the courts in the position of affirming that death, or nonexistence, is preferable to life. The argument that there is a kind of ‘quality of life’ ethic is without any merit… If logically extended, it could produce a culture that condones the extermination of the weak by the strong or the more powerful.

Attention Seniors!

Apply now! Download a Pdf fillable application form here. Save to your computer, fill in the fields, save, and email it to ProLifeStudents@krla.org. If you prefer, mail it. All instructions are on the form. Read it carefully to be sure to send all the documents requested. Call the office, 502.895.5959 if you have questions. The deadline to apply is May 20, 2021.


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See the slideshow and address from Sen. Rand Paul

Greetings Pro-Life Champions! What an amazing evening! As your Executive Director, I could write volumes on the inspirational and joyful spirit that filled the room at Thursday’s 48th Annual Celebration of Life Banquet!

With a year of COVID 19 restrictions, masks and social separation, and even though we employed all current health and COVID guidelines, the joy of a Pro-Life Family Reunion filled the banquet hall and the hearts of everyone in attendance!

So many words of thanks and gratitude go out to everyone who helped to make our Celebration such a blessing!

Our Emcee, Col. Steve Parker, kept the evening on track with his entertaining wit. You realized how blessed we are to call Kentucky home when you listen to the thought-provoking words of Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron. He is relentless in his pursuit of justice and defense of the unborn! Thanks also to Senator Rand Paul, who took time from his extremely intensive Washington D.C. responsibilities to extend a personal Pro-Life message of encouragement to all of us.

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Ky Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Congratulations to our 2021 Award recipients

This year’s essay topic was “Why am I pro-life?” We received many thoughtful essays from across the state. Our 2021 contest winners are: Anna Sewell, a Freshman at Highlands Latin School; Marissa Mudd, a Sophomore at Highlands Latin School; and Gabby Browning, a Junior at Notre Dame Academy in Northern Kentucky. Our sincere thanks to the students and our panel of judges who reviewed the essays, which was no small task!

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L to r: Marissa, Anna, Cathie Young, RTL of Louisville Board President, Walk for Life chair and Essay chair (too!), and Gabby

RTL Volunteer of the Year: Our recipients Celesta and Rick Arnold are an absolutely amazing couple; both are a living testimony to our mission and are Pro-Life champions. They are responsible for organizing and promoting the annual Pro-Life Mass held at St. Martin of Tours. Together, they helped roll out the Knights of Columbus ultrasound initiative in Kentucky, providing over 12 ultrasound machines to pregnancy resource centers across the Commonwealth.

The Right to Life Educational Foundation of Ky Award went to Kent Ostrander, Executive Director and founder of the Kentucky Family Foundation. The Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky Award is given in recognition of an outstanding individual who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to respect for human life by counteracting abortion, infanticide and euthanasia in the Commonwealth through exceptional educational efforts.)

Each year the Dr. Albert J. Schweitzer Humanitarian of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have exemplified what we at Right to Life have been advocating since our inception — respect for life itself. Our 2021 Humanitarian of the Year made significant contributions, through his public and private life, to advancing a culture of life across the Commonwealth. It was an honor to recognize and award the 2021 Humanitarian of the Year award to the 62nd Governor of Kentucky, and notably the most Pro-Life Governor in the history of our Commonwealth, Matt Bevin.

Then it was time for our 2021 speaker…! For many, our speaker really needed no introduction. Mark Schultz is a platinum-selling Christian recording artist with 10 #1 singles, a Dove award, and multiple Dove award nominations. But Mark’s story is more than album sales and awards. His story is told through his music. His beautifully woven stories in word and song moved our hearts to reflect on how truly precious life is… Mark’s story is one of navigating life not for himself, but for the glory of God. At Kentucky Right to Life, we are already being encouraged to hold a “Yes for Life” concert!

Of course, we shared our exciting announcement regarding our new scholarships to support the “Next Pro-Life Generation”! Beginning this year, The Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky will offer four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. Information on these scholarships is available online or by contacting our RTL office at 502.895.5959.

Before ending our evening with prayer, Kentucky Right to Life shared the importance of an extraordinary and historic piece of legislation that we have been working on with our Pro-Life House and Senate. The legislation is HB 91, “Yes for Life”, Kentucky’s Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment!

We hope everyone will join Kentucky Right to Life in collaboration with Pro-Family and Pro-Life organizations from across Kentucky, on the front steps of our capital in Frankfort on Monday, March 29th for the “Yes for Life Vigil & Rally” supporting final passage of HB91!

On Thursday evening as we shared the critical significance of Kentucky’s Pro-Life Constitutional Amendment, we also began our first appeal. Passing such a monumental issue on the ballot will require significant prayer, work and funding.

We are trusting in the Good Lord and the generosity of many hearts as we take on this monumental task of raising a half million dollars… $500,000.00! We will need your help and we hope that you will prayerfully open your hearts and provide generous financial support for this historical and life-impacting challenge God now calls us to “Yes for Life Kentucky!”

Well, I have now penned a chapter or two on that novel I could write about a very special joy-filled evening at the 48th Annual Celebration of Life and the blessing of being called to serve as your Kentucky Right to Life Executive Director. Thank you again, to Dawn & the Celebration Team: Corey, Karen, Michelle and Erica for being so amazing. We thank you Lord for being the voice that calls us and the glue that holds us together!

The greatest cultural challenge is before us. It will reflect the society, state and nation that we leave for our children, or as the framers of our Constitution so beautifully stated in the preamble… for ourselves and our posterity. Those words were written for the people living in 1787, for us today for future generations of unborn Americans.

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Angela Minter, Executive Director of Sisters for Life and Addia Wuchner, Executive Director of KRLA

Thank you everyone who joined with us Thursday evening; and for those who couldn’t make it, I look forward to visiting with you soon.

Please keep Kentucky Right to Life, our Affiliates and collaborating Pro-Life organizations in your prayers as we work together on this defining issue of our time, the human rights and the defense of the most vulnerable, the right to life of the unborn child!

God Bless you and be assured of my prayers! Please watch for many more banquet photos, coming soon.

Changing Hearts, Saving Lives!

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Hundreds ! of pro-lifers gathered to Celebrate Life at the annual banquet on March 18. Watch for more pictures and coverage of the event soon! The keynoter, Mark Schultz, moved us to tears with his personal message and music about adoption. The RTL Educational Foundation of Ky Award went to Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of The Family Foundation; the Schuhmann A. Montgomery, Sr., Volunteer(s) of the Year Award went to Rick and Celesta Arnold; and the Dr. Albert J. Schweitzer Humanitarian of the Year Award went to Governor Matt Bevin.

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Shown in the photos are: Matt and Glenna Bevin; March for Life chairman Jerry Durbin- family table; Stuart Benson-Louisville Metro Council with Dennis Corley- Louisville RTL board; Debbie Brown, Peggy Boone, Lynn Ray- Louisville RTL board and banquet volunteers; and Sen. Ralph Alvarado with wife Dawn.



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2021 begins a new tradition for the RTL Educational Foundation!
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Heartfelt thanks and exciting announcements from Addia
3/20/2021 2:48:49 PM
Gathering with old and new friends, celebrating pro-life values and goals

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