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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

With the ‘draft’ version of the SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade leaked on Politico, we are thinking through the potential ramifications. Will Kentucky’s ‘Trigger Law’, established in 2019 through HB148, be set off in the very near future to ban all abortions? WHOA! We do not yet know whether the Roe ‘draft’ ruling will be the final one.

The Abortion issue has become knotty, and the KY laws regulating it reflect a circuitous landscape. In fact, the many Amicus briefs submitted to urge the high court to reverse Roe in the Dobbs case, cite hundreds of cases that conflict because of varying interpretations of Roe in state and federal courts.

The section of the Kentucky Revised Statutes that was revised to include HB148 states that KY will ban all abortions, medical and surgical, should Roe v Wade be reversed, or should another constitutional amendment be passed. If this occurs, we will say, “It’s Springtime in the Commonwealth!”

This triggering effect ideally would eliminate the need for the current HB3 regulations. However, there was a stipulation in the 2019 law that its ban of abortions would be effective “relative to the appropriation of Medicaid funds.” If the President should issue an executive order or the Congress pass a statute that would require a state to fund abortion in “limited circumstances” to remain eligible to receive federal Medicaid funds, then the bullet would be deflected in some instances, to the best of our understanding.

We cannot know what the new landscape will look like, especially at the rate the Biden administration issues new orders. We do know that adding the Yes-for-Life Amendment to Kentucky’s Constitution will be needed. It states: To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion. This amendment PREVENTS a misinterpretation of existing law, as the Roe decision effected in the US Constitution. Please keep this in mind when you go to the polls in the fall and help spread the word!

Meanwhile, our pro-life Attorney General Cameron is defending HB3, and the Monday, May 2, hearing ended in Judge Jenning’s statement that she would issue a ruling of a partial injunction very soon. Both sides agreed that certain of the Humanity in Healthcare Act’s stipulations can be immediately enforced.

Following the Judge’s Order, both sides agreed to extend the amount of time for answers or responsive pleadings. The State will have until June 2nd to file an answer and the Plaintiffs— Planned Parenthood, EMW and the ACLU, will then have until June 23rd to respond.

Addia and Nancy and the opposition

As you can note from the photos, opposition to HB3 was vociferous with a powerful bullhorn, but our pro-life supporters brought a peaceful witness for Life. I am so proud of all pro-lifers for your steady, loving, persistent, effective work to put an end to Roe v Wade and abortion. I am very close to saying, “Congratulations, you have won!” But we await the orderly application of American law.

Watch the video of the news conference that followed the court hearing here.


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UPDATED 4-27-22

Judge Sets HB3 Hearing for Monday, May 2, 2022

EMW Clinic joins Planned Parenthood HB3 suit; case goes to court next week. Watch for more news.


MEDIA STATEMENTS provided by Addia Wuchner, RN, Executive Director, KRTL | 4-22-22

About the Temporary Restraining Order for HB3

“We are disappointed in the April 21st decision by U.S. District Judge Jennings to enjoin in its entirety House Bill 3, the Humanity in Healthcare Act. While we are frustrated by the ruling, Kentucky Right to Life is in consultation with counsel, our members, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in next steps to appeal the temporary injunction.

“From the beginning, we have acknowledged that House Bill 3 would not end abortion in Kentucky. HB 3 is a multifaceted bill that reflects our continued commitment to Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens, the unborn, as well as advocating for justice and safe medical practices for their Mothers.” - Addia Wuchner


“We are disappointed that the court chose to temporarily halt enforcement of the entire law. This law is constitutional, and we look forward to continuing to defend it.” - Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron


“I am disappointed with US District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings’ temporary restraining order of HB 3, Humanity In Healthcare, allowing for chemical abortions to be used by any female, regardless of her age, who has a credit card that will cover the expense.

“Her decision, along with the FDA’s announcement in December 2021 that allows for the abortion-inducing kit to be available via mail order without a doctor visit, in essence turns every bathroom in the Commonwealth of Kentucky into an abortion clinic. It is a sad day for the weakest among us – the baby in the womb.” - Representative Nancy Tate, primary sponsor of HB 3


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

House Bill 3, the Humanity in Healthcare Act— our ‘6 ProLife Bills in 1,’ has passed, and Secretary of State Adams will sign it into law. The Secretary of State signs all bills into law when they have required an override of a Governor’s veto.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers this Session and your calls to Frankfort. Kentucky Right to Life is honored to serve as your voice in Frankfort, working with our House and Senate on prolife legislation.

House Bill 3 is the result of over a year’s work! We want to thank the entire Kentucky ProLife Caucus, and especially Representatives Tate (shown in the Rotunda), King, Prunty and Bechler in the House along with Senator Max Wise for his work on SB 321 and the 15-week abortion restriction, and Senator Alvarado.

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A special thank you to KRTL members and friends for your calls this week asking your Legislators to vote “YES” to override the Governor’s veto on HB3!

It has been a long session and your legislators have worked extremely hard. When the final vote is cast and the gavel falls declaring Sine Die later today, the 2022 Legislative Session will be a wrap.

I have a favor to ask: Please take a moment to call Frankfort one more time, just to say, Thank you for the voting to override the HB3 veto! Please call the Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181.

Angry winds

As tornadic winds ripped across Kentucky last night, the anger from the pro-abortion advocates was also intensifying. The ACLU, EMW and Planned Parenthood all will challenge this legislation in court. They have raised truckloads of money to defeat HB3.

Kentucky is a battleground state. To quote from today's Courier-Journal, "Final passage of HB 3 makes Kentucky the first state to end all access to abortion..." Read More.

We take pride in that, however, we know that it makes our opponents even more determined to defeat our powerful legislation.

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The VETO Override Senate voting history is shown in the picture above and the House vote is on this page. The asterisk indicates the Senator is a Republican. Also shown is a screenshot from the New York Times that reminds why we are fighting so hard.

Did you know?

House Bill 3 updates the sections of Kentucky law impacted by Judicial ByPass (Federal Law provisions since 1979) making clear that the Court must consider all information, including whether the minor child is a victim of sexual abuse by one or both of her parents, or another individual. This speaks to the issues of rape and incest.

HB3 will not end abortion in Kentucky, but restricts it to 15 weeks and bans mail-order abortions. This Bill reflects the General Assembly’s commitment to Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. It shows the legislators' dedication in advocating for justice and safe healthcare practices for unborn children and their mothers.

"The scramble late Wednesday to try to block the law was similar to that of 2019, when lawmakers passed a bill to ban abortions after six weeks and then-Gov. Matt Bevin, an anti-abortion Republican, signed it into law the same day.

"That forced EMW, then the state's only abortion provider, to cancel appointments and suspend abortions for a day until the law was blocked by a federal judge. That law remains suspended while the legal challenge is pending." (ibid, C-J)

We know a fight is imminent, but for today, let’s focus on thanking our legislators and celebrating the HB3 victory in the State House!


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

Speaking on behalf of Kentucky Right to Life, our Right to Life Chapters across the Commonwealth, and Prolife Kentuckians, I doubt if anyone is surprised by the Governor’s decision to veto House Bill 3. But I am disappointed. The Governor, having served previously as Kentucky Attorney General and the former chief law-enforcement officer and prosecutor for our Commonwealth, knows well the issues of human trafficking, abuse and exploitation of women and girls, which contribute to the very real risks associated with mail-order abortion.

House Bill 3 addresses multiple issues impacting the health of minor girls and women across the Commonwealth. As a result of the FDA’s decision to stop enforcing their longstanding health guidelines for issuing RU486, a two-pill regimen for non-surgical abortions, the in-person meeting with a medical provider, counseling, and ultrasound have been replaced with do-it-yourself at-home abortions via mail order.

Kentucky women deserve better than risky do-it-yourself, mail-order-abortions!

Without an in-person consultation between a pregnant woman or minor girl and a medical professional, not only is it difficult to assess any serious risk factors such as an ectopic pregnancy, pre-existing conditions or the presence of STIs– sexual transmitted infections, but the door is left wide open for vulnerable women and girls to be physically forced into an unwanted or quick decision on abortion.

The Governor states that there is no exception for rape and incest. The issues of rape and incest are extremely sensitive and personal matters, and those harmed by sexual violence often carry a lifetime of scars. Unfortunately, those who oppose any restrictions on abortions often insert rape and incest to undermine the legislation. The fact that statements on HB3 are made about such tragic and life-impacting matters as rape or incest without fully reading the bill, especially Section 1, and understanding the bill, is a political travesty. Section 1 explicitly indicates exceptions for sexual abuse and sexual abuse by the minor girl’s parent.

Kentucky Right to Life has led the State for 50 years advocating for an end to abortion and today remains unwavering in its support for the dignity and sanctity of life, especially the unborn. We advocate for prolife justice, justice for the children and their mothers.

A woman facing an unplanned pregnancy deserves the opportunity to learn about her options other than abortion, and deserves for her reproductive health to be respected rather than thrown down to a mail-order solution for such a serious, life-impacting decision, such as terminating the life of her child.

Please call the Legislative Hotline, 1-800-372-7181, and ask your legislators to please override Gov. Beshear’s VETO of HB3.


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April 4, 2022 | Elizabeth Kuhn, Ky Office of the Attorney General News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 4, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit asking the court to rehear a challenge to Kentucky’s law prohibiting live dismemberment abortions (HB 454). The petition was filed following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which found that Attorney General Cameron can continue to defend HB 454 on behalf of the Commonwealth.

“In an 8-1 decision, the highest court in our land recognized our ability to defend Kentucky’s law banning live dismemberment abortions, and today we took the first step to continue our defense,” said Attorney General Cameron. “We will fight for as long as it takes to ensure this important law is enforced in Kentucky.”

In 2018, the Kentucky General Assembly passed HB 454, and the law was immediately challenged by a Kentucky abortion clinic. After being sworn into office, Attorney General Cameron defended HB 454 in court on behalf of the Beshear Administration. But when the Beshear Administration decided to stop defending the law, Attorney General Cameron asked to step in. The Sixth Circuit refused the Attorney General’s effort, and Attorney General Cameron took his case to the United States Supreme Court. In March, the court ruled that he can defend the law.

Read more. Read the Petition.


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UPDATED 4-9-22 | 8:30 a.m.

Gov. Beshear vetoes HB3

The VETO Days of the 2022 Regular Session began March 31. Gov. Beshear vetoed HB3 on Friday, April 8. The Courier-Journal reported, "Beshear, in vetoing HB 3, listed what he said are multiple flaws, leading with the fact the bill makes no exemption for those who become pregnant by rape or incest, while at the same time making it harder for girls under 18 to end a pregnancy without notification to both parents." Stay tuned.


UPDATED 3-30-22 | 7:30 a.m.

HB3 heads for Governor's desk!

The Senate passed the Humanity in Healthcare Act on March 29, 29-0, and around 9:30 p.m. last night, the House gave final approval with a vote of 74-19. WATCH FOR MORE NEWS!


UPDATED 3-23-22 | 11:45 a.m.

HB3 passes 8-2 in Senate Health and Welfare Committee

More good news— the Humanity in Healthcare Act now goes to the Senate Floor!


by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

HB3 passes 8-2 in Senate Health and Welfare Committee

Good news for ProLife Kentuckians — House Bill 3, the Humanity In Healthcare Act 2022, has passed the Kentucky House! Now on to the Senate.

On behalf of Kentucky Right to Life and our Chapters across the Commonwealth, our sincere thanks to Rep. Nancy Tate, District 27, for her skill in sponsoring this bill, and to the members of the House ProLife Caucus for their support and votes, and to David Osborne, House Speaker pro tempore, for making the right to life and HB3 a Session priority.

Thank you to all our Yes-for-Life-Kentucky and KRTL members and friends for their presence and support at our March first Rally.

At the Rally, Ky Secretary of State Michael Adams announced that our ProLife Constitutional Amendment is officially slated to be on the General Election ballot as measure #2, on Tuesday, November 8!

Thank you to all the ProLife champions who spoke at our rally, our State Officers and Legislators, and to each of you who helped to make our Kentucky Right to Life/Yes-for-Life Rally Day spectacular! See the video and slideshow.

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by Dave Andrusko, NRLC Communications

By a vote of 8-2, Kentucky’s Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday passed a measure that would lower the maximum age an abortion can be performed from 20 weeks down to 15 weeks.

Amidst criticism that the bill, SB 321, is not necessary, sponsor Sen. Max Wise said passage is important “because it mirrors a Mississippi law that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court in a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision establishing abortion as a constitutional right,” reported Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal.  Sen. Wise said, “If the Supreme Court upholds Mississippi’s law, we would have a law in place.”

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Addia Wuchner, executive director of KRTL, testified as a Ky RN, clarifying when a fetus can be seen on ultrasound to recoil from the a painful stimulus. She noted in the Senate hearing that the bill is “another step as we move forward in protecting those who do not have a voice for themselves, Kentucky’s unborn children.”

Watch the full hearing on KET.org. Passionate pleas from abortion supporters were delivered, but the bill was ‘reported favorably’.

Top: Tamara Weider, Ky state director for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates; Sen. Karen Berg, D-26, one of two ‘no’ votes. Bottom: Addia, Sen. Max Wise, D-16.


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By Dave Andrusko, NRLC Communications | March 3, 2022

The Supreme Court [has] agreed with Kentucky’s Attorney General that he should be allowed to defend “The 2018 Human Rights of the Child Act”.

Kentucky’s H.B. 454 prohibits live dismemberment abortions that “will result in the bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child” when the unborn child is 11 weeks or older.

“The justices ruled 8-1 in favor of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the top legal officer in the state, in his appeal of a lower court’s rejection of his request to intervene in the litigation,” wrote Andrew Chung. The lone dissenter was Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The issue before the justices was not the constitutionality of the law. The question, rather, was  whether Cameron would be allowed to intervene to defend HB 454.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the 38 page opinion.

Background

[The] EMW Women’s Surgical Center [and the ACLU] immediately challenged Kentucky’s law, passed in 2018. As for Cameron’s request to be allowed to defend HB 454, “It argued that Cameron should not be able to take the case further because the state attorney general’s office previously agreed to be bound by the lower court’s final judgment and then did not pursue an appeal,” according to Chung...

Newly elected Cameron appealed to the 6th Circuit which ruled he waited too long. Cameron then appealed to the Supreme Court. Oral arguments were held in October 2021.

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For more background, see the KRLA Forum Dismemberment-Law-Appeal category.

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Attorney Matt Kuhn, shown center in a gray jacket enjoying the March 1 KRTL Rally, argued the case before SCOTUS.


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

The Humanity in Healthcare Act is a multifaceted ProLife bill compromised of bills filed in previous years by several legislators. Kentucky Right to Life was honored to work over the last year with House members who contributed to the bill and with its sponsor, Representative Nancy Tate, co-chair of the ProLife Caucus.

Thank you to Representatives Tate, Prunty, Beckler, Bentley; Senators Meredith, Mills; and members of the ProLife Caucus for contributions to the Act.

Reflecting on the 2022 Humanity in Healthcare Act and the gift of every child, Representative Tate stated, “God granted all of us, born and unborn, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is not the right of any person to take this gift away from the weakest among us, who cannot protect themselves no matter the circumstances. I am and will always be an advocate for our children.”

Elements of the Act

  • Updates current law concerning parental consent and protection of minors— the judicial bypass guidelines are in place
  • Dignified care for the terminated remains of pregnancy loss
  • Updates reporting requirements for pregnancy termination statistics
  • Requires chemical/medical pregnancy termination health guidelines
  • No taxpayer funding of abortion in Ky

While in Frankfort on February 9th, I had the opportunity to speak with many House members, including Speaker David Osborne, who said the comprehensive ProLife legislation will be assigned as House Bill 3. Typically, priority legislative measures are assigned the first five to 10 bill numbers, so this is great news, ProLife Kentucky!

Please call your Legislators, and ask them to support HB3! The Legislative Hotline number is 1-800-372-7181.

The image is from a slideshow explaining the need for HB3.

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by Addia Wuchner, RN, KRTL Executive Director

A week ago today was the 49th Anniversary of the travesty of the Roe v. Wade Court decision. On Friday, January 21st, I participated with hundreds of thousands at the 49th March for Life— under the theme, Equality Begins in the Womb!

Often I am asked why we march. We do not march as a protest, but as a MOVEMENT— thousands as one voice for those who can not speak for themselves.

Thousands upon thousands gathered, marched and prayed at our nation’s capital and in cities and towns around our county. They gathered in churches, many hearts united in one voice to bear witness to the sanctity of life from conception to natural death, affirming: “ALL LIFE IS SACRED!”

The past

Forty-nine years ago, nine men stripped every state legislature of their authority to make the laws in their states that protect their most vulnerable citizens. Nine men, NINE MEN, unraveled the laws prohibiting abortion that were already on the books. On January 22, 1973, the decision of those nine justices not only undermined the laws enacted in over 34 States that protected life, but changed the course of history setting off a deep divide and deforming our nation.

Mother Teresa stated in a message to the Supreme Court in 1994,

The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships…

It was a sad infidelity to America's highest ideals when this Court said that it did not matter, or could not be determined, when the inalienable right to life began for a child in its mother's womb… ref

Momentum is building!

At the March, Life themes, songs and chants filled the air… WE ARE THE PROLIFE GENERATION! Changing Hearts- Changing Minds- Saving Lives! Love Them Both! ProLife, ProWoman, ProScience! Every Life Matters! Value Woman, Value Life! Love Every Heart Beat!

And the psalmist confirms, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

In God’s eyes all human life is sacred. Modern ultrasound imaging has enabled us to have a glimpse of the humanity of the unborn child, and auscultation allows us to hear the child’s beating heart.

A special thank you and shout out to Knights of Columbus for their incredible partnerships and commitment to assist in providing ultrasound machines to so many centers across the country.

A huge prayer of gratitude, lifting up the hundreds of pregnancy care and women’s services across America providing compassionate options for women and men.

A culture and society that devours itself is not sustainable. In ignoring the essence of life, created in the image of God, over time society will be ignorant of itself, and lose the reality of who we are as persons. We become removed from our own sacredness, numbed and the sense of awe and wonder is lost to us.

Yet, as J.R.R. Tolkien said, “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

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At past Marches and this year, I witnessed the HOPE of humanity, HOPE for our future! I was surrounded by a great ocean of the YOUTHFUL future— young faces, hearts filled will zeal, and shouting, “We are the pro-life generation!”

They will not be silenced; they will not endure another five decades of millions of children lost, mothers and fathers wounded by the great lies of the past 50 years!

On December 1st, as we gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court with Mississippi’s Attorney General as the Dobbs v. Jackson arguments were heard, these youths were there in force and numbers.

In October 2021, they were on the steps of the Supreme Court even before our Kentucky delegation arrived, as Attorney General Cameron and his team sought to establish their right to defend Kentucky’s law banning life dismemberment abortions.

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Who are they—this PRO-LIFE GENERATION, Students for Life? They are the future. They are 25% of the population and 100% of the future. They are HOPE. They are Joy! They are equipped and mobilized. They are the Davids against the Goliaths of Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and their giant outpouring of millions of anti-life dollars.

They are our sons and daughters, our nieces and nephews, and our grandchildren. They want justice and compassion. They will no longer tolerate the philosophies and ideologies that have pressured women with lies and led them to sacrifice their unborn children. They will not tolerate government policies that promote the dehumanization of human life.

We gave birth to this pro-life generation. And they are the answers to our prayers.

They joined us in our cries for justice for unborn children and their mothers. And, when Roe is overturned, they will be there with hope, compassion and outstretched arms for the moms and their babies. Can I get an AMEN!


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Washington Update: This week Kentucky RTL Executive Director Addia Wuchner joined forces and signed a Collaborative Document, opposing the appointment of Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner. Sorry to say, his nomination moved forward in a close bipartisan vote on Jan. 14. The following excerpt from an article by Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, details our opposition to this latest Biden administration nominee to an agency of the U.S.

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP) is set to vote on President Biden’s nominee for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Robert Califf. Califf is a self-proclaimed ardent believer in data and a renowned figure in biomedical science. The average American would logically assume that such a person could be entrusted to protect the health and safety of our nation. The problem is, Califf, who previously served as FDA commissioner under President Obama from February 2016 to January 2017, has a troubling record of corrupting data to prioritize partisan interests over the health and safety of vulnerable women when it comes to abortion.

Until 2016, the REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) for chemical abortion required the reporting of severe, life-threatening, and fatal adverse events. Under Califf’s esteemed leadership and direction, this requirement was altered so that only deaths be reported. Following this decision, 75 members of Congress sent a bipartisan letter highlighting concerns and requesting comprehensive metrics on the dangers of the abortion pill, mifepristone. Califf never responded…

Although the FDA’s job is to ensure the efficacy of drugs for all Americans, its safety claims lack any semblance of credibility, as the agency ignores flawed data and fails to strengthen weak reporting requirements. A report published earlier this year on the FDA’s data on deaths and injuries related to the chemical abortion pill, found incomplete data including 500 “uncodable” events. Complete gaps in critical health information are unacceptable, especially for a federal entity trusted with oversight of our “health and safety.” Califf perpetuated this issue during his first stint atop the FDA, and we should not blindly grant him another term.

Many Senators seemingly turned a blind eye during his confirmation hearings last month, as Califf garnered “bipartisan” support from members of the committee. When the topic of chemical abortion was raised, Califf promised the committee that the agency’s decisions would always be grounded in the latest and greatest data.…

All of this does not even consider Califf’s ties to pharma. After leaving his first term as FDA Commissioner in 2017, Califf went to work as a consultant and board member for numerous health industry companies such as Cytokinetics, Bitterroot Bio, Centessa Pharmaceuticals, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. He possesses millions of dollars’ worth of pharmaceutical company stocks…

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The Ky House of Representatives heard two pro-life Resolutions on January 6, both sponsored by Rep. Nancy Tate.

HR 7 is A RESOLUTION memorializing the forty-ninth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. This Resolution gives nine reasons why the representatives of the General Assembly resolve to uphold Life in five ways:

  1. Reaffirm respect for the dignity and sanctity of human life.
  2. Recognize that children, whether born or unborn, are the greatest natural resource in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  3. Speak for, and uphold the rights of, members of our Commonwealth who cannot speak for themselves.
  4. Laud the continued dedication of the Pro-Life Caucus to overturn the decision and to pass legislation to protect all vulnerable members of our society from conception until death.
    And finally,
  5. When the House of Representatives adjourns this day, it does so in remembrance of the countless number of Kentuckians who have been affected by the abominable United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

You can read the full resolution here.

HR 8 is A RESOLUTION supporting the Hyde Amendment and encouraging its adoption by the United States Congress in its 2022 session.

Thank you, legislators and Nancy!

Nancy Tate resolved


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NO SURPRISES HERE! On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made “permanent” its April 2021 Covid Pandemic lifting of medical restrictions on RU486 ALLOWING ABORTION PILLS BY MAIL! While we anticipated the FDA’s further expansion of this dangerous Death by Mail distribution of the RU486 chemical abortion protocol, it only affirms the abortion lobby’s disregard for human life. This reaffirms what ProLife advocates have continued to say - that their anti-Iife agenda is also anti-women’s health and safety!

The FDA order removes the longstanding required in-person medical provider protocol for women seeking a chemical abortion (medical-nonsurgical termination of her pregnancy). Thursday’s decision by the FDA allows the combination abortion pills protocol - mifepristone and misoprostol, to be distributed by mail. (During the Covid 19 Pandemic, the FDA had temporarily lifted the in-person medical protocol requirement on mifepristone, the first of the two-drug protocol required to end a pregnancy).

“Sadly, we were anticipating this tragic weakening of Federal safety regulations and further disregard for the health of young girls and women,” said Kentucky Right to Life Executive Director, Addia Wuchner. “Kentucky Right to Life has been conferring for over a year with other prolife groups and medical professionals on this matter. Long before the pandemic, we were acutely aware of this extended overexpansion by the abortion and anti-life lobby and their promotion of dangerous DO-IT-YOURSELF abortions. They view chemical abortion as the future of their industry, as it is cost-effective for them and more difficult to regulate.”

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On Wednesday of this week, Addia, Kentucky State Representative Nancy Tate and Dr. Ingrid Skop presented legislation for the upcoming Legislative Session before the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare. The Humanity in Healthcare Act is multi-provisional legislation prepared for the 2022 General Assembly Session.

An entire section of the bill contains language that would ban mail-order abortions in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The proposed bill requires standardized practice for distribution of this two-pill abortion protocol which includes an in-person meeting with the medical provider, an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy and gestational age, lab work such as testing for RH factor and STD screening, along with information on medical risks for example infection or bleeding, what to expect after taking the medication, when to seek emergency treatment if necessary, and requires a 14-day follow-up visit with her medical provider. It also reaffirms that the women be provided information on abortion bill reversal, currently required by Kentucky law.

In recent months, we have presented an overview of the Humanity in Healthcare Act 2022 before two interim legislative committee hearings and on KET Kentucky Tonight.

Kentucky Right to Life is the oldest statewide ProLife organization serving and advocating for the protection of the unborn child and the most vulnerable in our midst. We are unwaveringly ProWoman and ProWomen’s Health and while we DO NOT advocate or promote abortion. We will not stand silently in the face of risky healthcare measures that hold little regard for the current or future health of Kentucky’s young girls and women.


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Presentations by Rep. Nancy Tate and KRTL's Addia Wuchner were made before the Ky Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare & Family Services Hearing on Dec. 15. ObGyn Dr. Ingrid Skop joined the presentation virtually. Those opposed to the Bill also had opportunity to speak. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and UofL were represented at the hearing. Learn more.


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Addia and State Representative Nancy Tate, a member of the KRTL board of directors. Nancy is the co-chair of the Kentucky House Pro-life Caucus.


It has been amazing and inspiring day. Nancy and I were honored to represent KRTL, the KRTL Chapters and prolife Kentuckians, and stand in solidarity with Attorney General Lynn Fitch as she carried the will of her state's citizens to the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson earlier today. Prayers continue for the Justices as they review, consider and deliberate the critical right to life of the human child. For almost 50 years the issue of the life of a child, a baby forming in their mother's womb has been treated like a political football. America, 50 years - enough is enough! Every life is a Gift! - Addia Wuchner

MANY photos and MORE information are on the KRTL Facebook page.

Read the entire transcript here and listen to the argument here.


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Left- Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch addresses the Rally; right- Addia with a group from Concerned Women for America.



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5/9/2022 1:04:08 PM
HB3 went gone to court the same week the SCOTUS Roe decision was leaked
4/22/2022 12:23:57 PM
Every bathroom in the Commonwealth is now a potential abortion clinic. A sad day.
4/14/2022 4:30:02 PM
HB3 Veto by Governor Beshear overridden by legislature on April 13, 2022
4/10/2022 7:01:57 PM
Attention pro-lifers! Let's all call our legislators to ask them to override Gov. Beshear's veto of HB3!
4/6/2022 1:57:57 PM
Passed in 2018 and overturned in 2019, the Law has been through many paces! Attorney General Cameron has now asked the Sixth Circuit to rehear the case.
3/23/2022 5:01:38 PM
Annual KRTL Rally coincides with Committee Hearing on HB3 legislative initiative for a perfect pro-life day! On March 29 both Houses passed the bill.
3/11/2022 2:33:31 PM
Addia Wuchner testifies as a Registered Nurse before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of SB321
3/4/2022 6:19:04 PM
National Right to Life reports on Ky News Flash
2/10/2022 4:07:46 PM
The 2022 ProLife Omnibus Bill was filed in the Ky House on February 9.
1/28/2022 4:44:03 PM
HOPE for the future! Students for Life are leading the way.
1/14/2022 6:42:35 PM
Biden administration nominee for for FDA Commissioner was also Obama's man for the job.
1/7/2022 4:44:28 PM
Kentucky representatives start the year with supportive pro-life resolutions
12/18/2021 3:21:43 PM
Risky business mail-order, do-it-yourself abortions legalized
12/16/2021 4:16:09 PM
The 2021 Ky Interim Joint Committee on Health, Welfare & Family Services learned more about the Bill on December 15.
12/1/2021 10:24:51 PM
Seemed like all the people at the SCOTUS Rally on December first were pro-life!

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