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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.

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fetus at 10 weeks

Learn about Kentucky’s Dismemberment Law.

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sample_ballot_web.pngThe KRLA Political Action Committee’s approach to endorsing a candidate for each race might be called the “select the best” method. Other voter guides such as the C-J’s that was published last week provide “In their own words” tidbits. This is extremely helpful to candidates because they can exactly state what they want us to hear. Whether their potential actions will achieve their goals or whether they have proven that they can live up to any of their words is not offered.

The average person likes the idea of “In their own words” guides so that they can peruse the brief statements and select the ones that seem to best line up with their beliefs. It’s simple. And it seems very straightforward. A good aspect is that they help us think about specific issues.

Not all candidates will respond to voter questionnaires. They feel their record speaks best for them.

The KRLA PAC carefully reviews all candidates’ backgrounds and voting records, and selects the people we feel will live up to their words and can probably win, based on various insights. We want to send those MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED to the General Election.

Here are the websites of the candidates we endorsed for the 2019 Primary. You can read more about their backgrounds and accomplishments. It will take a little longer than scanning a voter’s guide, but can help you to round out a good opinion on each one. Two candidates are unopposed, Allison Ball for State Treasurer and Mike Harmon for Auditor of Public Accounts. Both took the time to return our questionnaire and earn our endorsement.

Matt Bevin / Ralph Alvarado for Governor / Lt. Governor
Will Schroder for Attorney General
Michael G. Adams for Secretary of State
Ryan Quarles Commissioner of Agriculture
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GET THE VOTE OUT on May 21st! There are 1,437,897 registered Republican voters in Kentucky. In the 2018 Primary Election only 24% went to the polls to vote!

A tragedy. Every vote counts.


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A disappointing ruling against Kentucky's law to ban Dismemberment Abortion was pronounced Friday, May 10, 2019. An update to the story published May 13 includes a TV interview with KRLA executive director Margie Montgomery. Click on the image.

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In the spring of 2018 the Kentucky legislature passed a law to end D&E abortions. The law states:

"Bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection" means a procedure in which a person, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, dismembers the living unborn child and extracts portions, pieces, or limbs of the unborn child from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or a similar instrument that, through the convergence of two (2) rigid levers, slices, crushes, or grasps, or performs any combination of those actions on, any portion, piece, or limb of the unborn child's body to cut or separate the portion, piece, or limb from the body. The term includes a procedure that is used to cause the death of an unborn child and in which suction is subsequently used to extract portions, pieces, or limbs of the unborn child after the unborn child's death; …

It was further legislated that there would be no penalty for the pregnant woman and that it would not apply in a medical emergency.

A related Amicus brief may be read here. Background on the legislation is here.

Governor Bevin has promised to appeal the decision all the way to SCOTUS if necessary. Let’s work hard to re-elect our incomparable pro-life Governor!

This news has been reported in the Courier-Journal, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and other media. We will report more information in the coming weeks.


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Sixth and final in the Amici series

When Planned Parenthood (PP) could not get a Transfer Agreement (TA) with any hospital in Louisville, it got one with U of Ky. in Lexington and Clark Memorial Hospital in Indiana. These were considered by the Bevin Administration (BA) too far from PP or in the case of Clark Co., not in Kentucky, which has the duty of oversight for the TA providers. Its jurisdiction does not extend to Indiana.

AG Beshear’s Argument 1 is that a state cannot rely on another state to protect a woman’s 14th amendment right. That was in response to the BA statement during the trial that a woman can get an abortion in Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, etc., which is already true given that Kentucky currently only has one abortion clinic, the EMW in Louisville.

Thus, AG Beshear’s statements that Kentucky should let Indiana contract with PP in Louisville for a TA, but should not consider other state’s abortion clinics to be suitable for Kentucky women, seem contradictory.

Argument 2A says that “The BA has unduly burdened women seeking to exercise their constitutional rights” and 2B states that TAs “provide no benefit to clinic patients.” We disagree.

Regarding Argument 2A, as stated above, women currently do get abortions in nearby areas over state lines, which shows they are not unduly burdened in their pursuit of an abortion.

As for 2B, we lobbied for TAs way back in the 1990s, and have never reversed our position on this important service for women.

TAs may not be frequently needed, but they are important to have should the need arise. A current story that underscores this fact is here. Another is here.

We urge the judges of the Sixth Circuit Court to uphold Kentucky Law.



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