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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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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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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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Statement by the 2021 Essay Contest panel of judges

We would like to state our genuine appreciation for the 34 essays submitted by students from across the Commonwealth, from Paducah to Ft. Thomas.

We sincerely praise EACH student for their essay. THANK YOU, students, for taking your time and expressing Why I Am Pro-life in heartfelt, well-considered, original ways.

We tried something different this year. In the past the essays were requested to be between 500-1000 words, and this year we cut back to 300-500 words to align with the National Right to Life essay contest. “Less is More” may be true in a time when the assaults on the dignity of human life seem to increase on a daily basis. We held to this rule, permitting only several words over the limit, though some essays that went beyond that were truly excellent.

The winner of the Freshman division is Anna Sewell, a student at Highlands Latin School, Louisville, Ky. The Sophomore winner, also a student at Highlands Latin, is Marissa Mudd. Gabby Browning, from Notre Dame Academy in Ft. Thomas, Ky., won in the Junior division. Their names are linked to their essays.


You can read the winning essay of the National Right to Life contest here.


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LASER FOCUS on HB 91

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Time is running out. It is the CRITICAL LAST WEEK to pass legislation before Conference Committee Days, Concurrence Days and Veto Days…

Urgent Senate Calls Needed

HB 91, Kentucky’s ProLife Constitutional Amendment— YES, FOR LIFE!, passed the House and is now in the Senate. Please call Ky Senate Leadership today…

SB 83, to prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience. Call your legislator or Senate Leadership.

Urgent House Calls Needed

HB 460, the Omnibus Bill, Combines Many ProLife Bills into One for Ease of Passage. We urge you to call today to voice your support of HB 460. YOUR CALLS HELPED TO GARNER 40+ CO-SPONSORS! (Read more.)

Please CALL FRANKFORT, 1.800.372.7181, or 502.564.8100, and ask for your State Representative and Senator. Ask your senator to advance HB 91 and SB 83 and your representative to advance HB 460 and HB 155. Read more.


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Are you a nurse or doctor who is increasingly concerned over the aggressive push to counsel or participate in unconscionable procedures or therapies?

Are you a pro-life citizen who believes healthcare practitioners should have conscience rights?

Sen. Stephen Meredith’s SB Bill 83 that we encourage you to support (See Legislative Alert), to assure conscience rights for medical care providers, was flagged for an amendment by Sen. Morgan McGarvey (D). Why?

He wants to broaden the class of people entitled to object on the basis of religious, moral, ethical, or philosophical beliefs or principles to include LRC staff, leadership staff, security personnel, doorkeepers, state park employees, and state troopers.

However, Sen. Whitney Westerfield has filed a friendly amendment to confine the language in the bill: The exercise of this right shall be limited to conscience-based objections to particular healthcare services.

Sen. McGarvey tried the same tactic last year until the bill finally became “a Christmas Tree” in the lingo of legislators, and died.

AAPLOG explains the stakes for pro-life ObGyns

The American Association of ObGyns held a seminar on Feb. 27 to update members on the current environment for practitioners, and we attended.

Dr. Donna Harrison, an ObGyn and the executive director of AAPLOG, explained that the Equality Act which recently passed the House of Representatives, introduces new demands. If it passes the Senate, it will be signed into law. This will mean that Ky’s conscience rights legislation and other pro-life laws could face new and different court challenges.

The Equality Act uses the exact same terminology as the Final Rule of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) regarding Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities. The OCR in the Obama Administration determined what “discrimination on the basis of sex” means. It ruled that impermissible discrimination includes 1. gender identity, 2. sex stereotyping, and 3. termination of pregnancy.

So, under the Equality Act, refusal to terminate a pregnancy will be considered sex discrimination, a crime. An accusation by a patient will threaten loss of board certification and the job of an offending practitioner.

Every entity that receives federal funding MUST COMPLY, even the doctor who takes a medicaid patient. If a doctor or hospital or pharmacy does not comply, there is a private right of action: The patient who was turned away has the right to sue the entity or person.

“The stakes are very, very high for us as conscientious physicians,” stated Dr. Harrison. She presented information on the Hippocratic Oath, and explained that in a state-controlled utilitarian system:

  • Patients whose lives do not increase the net happiness of the society (handicapped, unwanted) are subject to elimination.
  • The good physician is one who acts as an agent of the state to implement state-defined health goals. This is a vending-machine model where the provider is viewed as a public utility.
  • A good human is one who is free from all social constraints and feels no obligation to family, church or society, but only to the state.

Many other concerning facts were shared by AAPLOG board chair Dr. Christina Francis and others, and AAPLOG intends to stage four more conferences this year. We believe these will be well worth attending.

AAPLOG was begun in 1973 as a group within ACOG, the American College of ObGyns, as that college became radical abortion advocates. ACOG today “calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care.” ACOG defines conscience as “personal sentiment.”

AAPLOG has presented the pro-life stand in all Supreme Court abortion cases.

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In the classic painting by Anne-Louis Girodet, Hippocrates is pushing away the gold and the scepter offered to him by Artaxerxes, insisting instead upon the practice of medicine as defined in the Oath. Its essential tenets are:

  1. To teach medicine only to those who are bound by this Oath
  2. To act only for the benefit of the patient
  3. To never assist in suicide or practice euthanasia, nor suggest it
  4. To never perform an abortion
  5. To refer to physicians of sufficient expertise
  6. To never have sex with patients
  7. To maintain patient confidentiality

An implicit part of the Oath is the invocation of the transcendent blessing or curse, so that patients can assume their doctor will not harm them.

Today, many health care professionals are claiming the right to abandon their patients, particularly those who must make reproductive choices. A practitioner, Dr. Harrison noted, must decide: “Am I going to stand, or am I an agent of the state?”

The AAPLOG conference explained certain helpful legal defenses, its resources and publications, and described its goals and assistance to its 7,000 members. It is non-sectarian and offers evidence-based support for discussions with patients and colleagues. Why not share this article with your ObGyn?

Those who attended came away with a sense of urgency for societal norms that seem to be shifting from the Right of Conscience on which America was founded.


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The abortion topic weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of Kentuckians, and their legislators are mostly like-minded.

Executive Director Addia Wuchner will communicate with members and friends as needs arise for pro-lifers to call their legislators. See her latest Legislative Alert.

To watch KET coverage of some legislative hearings, go here. Then select to watch Legislature 1 or 2. To view KET featured legislative updates, go here.

If you are interested to review the steps that each bill follows on its way to becoming a law, see here.


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One of the most popular pages on the KRLA website is the one that has Abortion Statistics. Addia Wuchner, KRLA executive director, is in the process of updating some features. These will be reported when completed.

The reports on the KRLA website are provided by Donna Durning and a team of sidewalk counselors. They faithfully minister outside the EMW clinic each day it is open for business, counseling any women who will receive a pamphlet or exchange words, and counting the number who enter the clinic.

Their reports note that Kentucky’s 24-hour consent law means that some of the women may visit two or more times for one abortion. However, the EMW website says: “The State of Kentucky requires a face-to-face consent 24 hours before your procedure. This consent can take place in-person at EMW or by video consent via your computer or smartphone.” In other words, EMW starts counting the 24-hours if the woman shows up online for the video conference.

You may wonder how accurate the sidewalk counselors’ abortion statistics reports are. They are close.

In the bench trial to determine whether Transfer Agreements were needed, the Clinic owner shared statistics that were close to the pro-life team’s. Dr. Ernest Marshall noted that about 3,000 abortions were done yearly.

The most recent Ky Annual Abortion Statistics Report reveals that there were 3,021 abortions of Ky women, along with 318 who came from Indiana, 236 from Tennessee, 38 from Ohio, 22 from W. Va., and 29 from 15 other states. In full, 3,664 abortions were performed in Ky in 2019. Of that number, 19 were done in local hospitals. The sidewalk team report for 2019 was 3,978.

The 2019 report is the most current official one that we may view online. By law the Vital Statistics Branch issues a public report with statistics on all data collected for the PREVIOUS calendar year, by Sept. 30 of each year.

Legislation affecting abortion statistics

In 2020 a single bill with pro-life language passed, and was not vetoed. SB 102, sponsored by Senators Robby Mills, Ralph Alvarado and C.B. Embry, requires that abortions be termed abortion, not stillbirth or termination of pregnancy, and that clinics and private hospitals report each abortion, regardless of the length of gestation, within 15 days after the end of each month in which the abortion occurred, to the Vital Statistics Branch.

There are penalties for late reporting. The woman’s name is never recorded nor is any man’s name nor the physician’s. As well, each prescription issued for RU-486 or other abortion medications must be reported to Vital Statistics within 15 days and without any identifying data.

As stated on the Vital Statistics abortion statistics web page, “The name of the person completing the report and the reporting institution are not subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884.” To the best of our understanding, in the future we will know the number of abortions performed or chemically induced, but not the institution names.

Trust But Verify is always a good rule. To that end, HB103 has been filed by Rep. Joe Fischer with 14 Republican co-sponsors to require the Department of Vital Statistics Report to include verification of compliance with the certification requirement of KRS 311.727 and to specify that the Auditor of Public Accounts shall function as a health oversight agency for the purpose of performing the audit. Read more.

With a preponderance of medical (chemical) abortions reported in 2019 —1845 out of 3664– it may be that the new requirement to report abortion pill prescriptions will bring to light greater numbers of these and any pharmacies that cooperate with out-of-state telemed abortion providers.

Ky has a law that an abortion must be done in person, not via telehealth programs, but this was overridden for a time in 2020. See related article.

Since SB 120 only passed last spring, at about the same time the Planned Parenthood clinic opened, the 2019 report has only EMW and private hospital statistics.

In it we see that University Hospital performed seven abortions. Ky Law states: Public agency funds shall not be used for the purpose of obtaining an abortion or paying for the performance of an abortion. So, we assume these seven were private-pays or to save the life of the mother. Norton Hospital performed eight and Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital performed four. EMW performed 3,645.

According to the 2019 Report, eight abortions were classified as “Termination Necessary.” But 1,745 were classified as Termination Necessary Status “unknown.” Of the Total Number, 1,911 were categorized as NOT necessary. This is hard to understand.

Ky Law states: No abortion shall be performed except by a physician after either: (a) He determines that, in his best clinical judgment, the abortion is necessary; or (b) He receives what he reasonably believes to be a written statement signed by another physician, hereinafter called the ‘referring physician,’ certifying that in the referring physician’s best clinical judgment the abortion is necessary, and, in addition, he receives a copy of the report form required by KRS 213.055. This statute has been in effect since 1982, but in 1990, during the administration of Wallace Wilkinson (D), the requirement for the report form was dropped.

Thank you, Sidewalk Team, for your dedication and love for unborn babies and their moms. You are our healthcare heroines.


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February 16 is an important day for STUDENTS in Kentucky. It’s time to write a pro-life essay for an opportunity to win $200!

STUDENTS HAVE TWO FULL WEEKS before it is DUE — on Monday, March 1st. !

Attention Freshmen: You will compete for a single prize of $200. Attention Sophomores! Ditto. And Juniors, ditto, $200 for one winner. No 2nd or 3rd places as in years past. Attention Seniors, watch for news about a Scholarship Contest. Our new executive director is crafting the rules.

Have fun! There is only one topic: Why I Am Pro-life. You only need to write 300-500 words. It can serve as an ‘elevator’ speech. You never know when you will be on an elevator with a person who asks: Why are you pro-life?

The new format is a challenge to: Write less and say more. This will be a great exercise to hone your most important reasons why YOU ARE PRO-LIFE.

ON TOP OF WINNING $200, winners will attend the Celebration of Life (CV19-safe) Banquet FOR FREE! And, winners can bring one parent or guest for FREE; and we hope each parent or all your friends would consider coming. It’s $25 for students, and $50 for adults. The annual banquet is March 18.

We can’t wait to read your essay! See this page for rules and other information.


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yes-4-life.jpgThe General Assembly Regular Session Part II convenes today. It is the last day for Bill Requests. Pray for our legislators whose schedules are FULL.

A Ky pro-life bill is being proposed in the current Legislative Session as a way to be sure abortion does not become law in Ky, if and when Roe is overturned. A summary of the bill says: Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to state that Kentucky's Constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or funding of abortion. Read more about it here.

KRLA urges all pro-lifers to call the legislative message line, 800-372-7181, and leave a message for your state Senator and Representative, and for Senate and House leadership, asking them to support passage of HB 91, Ky’s Pro-life Constitutional Amendment.

AND ask them to vote YES to Override the veto of HB 2, so that AG Cameron can investigate clinics and prosecute violations.

To keep track of all pro-life and abortion-related bills filed this year in Ky, see Current Initiatives. In addition to Ky’s bills, you can review the 2021 abortion-related bills filed in the U.S. Congress on this page.

Please watch for E-news Alerts this month from KRLA to ask for your support of pro-life bills by contacting your legislators!


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National Right to Life (NRLC) | Feb. 1, 2021

WASHINGTON - In a piece published in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times, columnist Robin Abcarian proved that neither she, nor the establishment media, have any understanding of the pro-life movement.

Writing under the headline, “Why we might soon see a surge in antiabortion violence,” Abcarian opined that the Biden-Harris Administration’s shift in abortion policy would be met with violence by the pro-life movement.

NRLC strongly opposes any use of violence as a means of stopping the violence that has killed more than 62 million unborn children since 1973.

“Ms. Abcarian owes an apology to the millions of pro-life Americans who work through peaceful, legal means to secure legal protection for unborn children and to protect women from the trauma of abortion,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Those who commit acts of violence against those involved in the abortion industry are not pro-life, nor do they represent the pro-life movement. By painting us all with the same brush, Abcarian and the LA Times employ hysteria and hyperbole to deliberately mislead their readers in an attempt to undermine pro-life policies supported by a majority of Americans.”

“Ms. Abcarian certainly has the right to disagree with the pro-life movement’s goals, but she doesn’t have the right to imply that we will use violence to achieve those goals,” added Tobias. “Pro-life Americans are committed to peacefully achieving a world where all innocent human life is respected by our society and protected by our laws.”

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