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International norms: MOST European nations do not allow elective abortion (8) or limit it to 15 weeks or earlier (39). In contrast, 0 of 50 U.S. states limit abortion to 15 weeks or earlier. In fact, the USA is among a ‘Group of 7’ nations which do allow late-term abortions. This G7 includes: Canada, China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States.

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UPDATE: November 9, 2021

Pro-life leaders’ message balms the air waves!

As KRTL director, I would like to personally thank Renee Shaw with Kentucky Educational Television, for her media boldness and talent— hosting an all-women panel discussion where passions and politics met. Abortion, ProLife, ProWoman, healthcare; science vs. personal views on when life begins; exploring the risky business of chemical abortion pills and the need for Kentucky to apply safety measures in response to importation of these pills from China- amidst the FDA’s decreasing regulations; the delicate matter of how we treat and care for the remains of the human child in a dignified process vs. being disposed of as medical or pathological waste; and medical conscience legislation. Look for more discussions on the Humanity in Healthcare Act 2022! - Addia Wucher


ORIGINAL POST:

KET host Renee Shaw has invited Addia Wuchner, R.N., Executive Director-KRTL, State Representative Nancy Tate (D-27), and Katie Glenn, Esq., Government Affairs Counsel for Americans United for Life, to share their ProLife–Pro Woman position on Kentucky Tonight. The discussion will include abortion, the Humanity In Healthcare Act 2022, Yes for Life, the 2022 General Assembly, and more. Please join us to watch this special program!

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From left: Katie Glenn, Addia Wuchner, Nancy Tate, Renee Shaw

Scheduled guests include Tamarri Wieder, Ky State Director of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky; State Representative Attica Scott, a Democrat from Louisville (D-41); and Heather Gatnarek, staff attorney for the ACLU of Kentucky.


The show aired live on Monday, November 8 at 8:00pm EST and 7:00pm CST on KET.


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new location for KRTL134 Breckenridge Lane has been the home of Kentucky Right to Life, Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky, and Right to Life of Louisville for over 40 years. Our history is the ground in which we can see where God has worked with KRTL and speaks to our presence in the community.

The time has come for a change and while change is always difficult and often bittersweet, we honor our past as we move forward to our future. We live with inspiring memories, the creativity of the Spirit, and what God is doing now in this time. ProLife Kentucky Right to Life founder, Margie Montgomery, had a vision of a future where every life is valued, loved, and respected. One generation builds its work upon the foundations of the other, and our faithfulness continues with our ProLife work.

“As we move forward, we are grateful for Margie, her dedication, and her leadership.” - Addia K. Wuchner, Executive Director

Once we get settled, we hope you will join us for an Open House and the Blessing of our new office home. The dates for these two events will be announced.

Volunteers are always needed to help at the office, and many hands make light work of the various tasks here in our new home. Please call 502-895-5959 if you want to help.


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UPDATE on November 3, 2021

Congratulations to ALL Special Election Candidates for your successful campaigns!

We wish you All the Best as you step in to serve your districts and Ky. We look forward to working with Sarge Pollock-HD-51, Timmy Truett-HD-89, and Dr. Donald Douglas-SD-22!


ORIGINAL POST:

Elections have consequences AND EVERY VOTE MATTERS! At Kentucky Right to Life, we know how true that is for the most vulnerable among us.

After consideration of the candidates and their responses on our KYRTL PAC Candidate Survey, the PAC endorsed the following candidates in the November 2nd Special Elections:

  • Senate District 22 - seat formerly held by Senator Tom Buford (deceased). South Fayette County, Garrard County, Jessamine County, Mercer County, and Washington County: Dr. Donald Douglas
  • House District 51 -seat formerly held by Representative Bam Carney (deceased). Taylor County and Adair County: Michael Pollack
  • House District 89 -seat formerly held by Representative Robert Goforth (resigned). Jackson County, Laurel County, and Madison County (Berea area): Timothy Truett

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To our friends and voters in the respective counties, we ask you to please join us in supporting these candidates with your vote.


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Promises Made Promises Kept…

Attorney General Cameron vowed from day one to defend the laws of our Commonwealth and he has not wavered in his promise. Over a year ago we stood on the steps of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he pledged his commitment — to defend, if necessary, HB 454 -The 2018 Human Rights of the Child Act banning live dismemberment abortions, all the way to the US Supreme Court. Today he kept that promise.

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As Kentucky Right to Life Executive Director, it was an honor to stand at the Supreme Court of the United States representing ProLife Kentuckians in support and prayer for General Cameron, Deputy Solicitor Matt Kuhn, and the entire legal team as they defended the “right to intervene” on behalf of Kentucky’s ProLife law that passed by an overwhelming majority of the Members in 2018. I am very proud of my former colleagues, especially the 106 of 138 members who courageously voted to end this particularly gruesome form of abortion that brutally extinguishers the life of an unborn child.

- Addia K. Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life and former State Representative-Boone Co., Kentucky

See lots more pictures on our Facebook page!

You can read the transcript of the Argument here and listen to the audio here.


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Thank you to all who attended the Oct. 6 Press Conference!

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Despite some rain, AG Cameron encouraged pro-lifers with his positive message and answered all the questions of the media. See the slide show and full video here!

We are counting down the days! On October 12 Attorney General Cameron and his team will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court for the right to defend Kentucky’s ProLife Law banning live dismemberment abortions.

KRTL’s Executive Director, Addia Wuchner, was the sponsor of The Human Rights of the UnBorn Child Act - banning live dismemberment along with each member of the 2018 Ky General Assembly who cosponsored and worked to pass HB454. We are grateful to AG Cameron and his team for their commitment to defend the laws of Kentucky extending dignity and respect to the unborn child.

For full background on this case see this page. The Law was originally passed during the Bevin administration, and defended by Gov. Bevin’s administrative team of attorneys. When our new governor entered office, it became impossible to defend the case, since his AG determined to drop it. It had been in the court system since the spring of 2018.

An excellent summary of the legislation history is on AG Cameron’s media statement as well.


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By law the Vital Statistics Branch must publish Ky’s abortion statistics for the calendar year by September 30. The 2020 Report shows an increase of 79 abortions at the EMW clinic over 2019. Planned Parenthood statistics were 368. This year the University of Kentucky healthcare system has been added.

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The report shows that women ages 25-29 had the most abortions; in 2019 it was the 20-24 age group.

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Of the 4,104 abortions in Ky in 2020, 1,418 or 35% were for black women, up 1% from 2019.

Once again, college-educated women led the way in numbers of abortions: 2,199 with 1-4 years of college, and those with 5+ years had three, but the educational level of 22 women was unknown. As well, of the 4,104 total abortions, only one (1) was classified as ‘necessary.’

This is a very troubling report with many statistics that require professional explanation. Please watch for a follow-up article by Addia.


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Across Kentucky, pro-lifers walked for Life this past weekend. Our slides are on this post and on the Walk Event page, too. Overall, our numbers showed that Kentucky right-to-lifers are tuned in.

In Louisville, Students for Life joined with students from Bellarmine University and Boyce College at the Walk for Life. Addia noted: “I can’t say enough about these amazing students. They are a joy to work with, to be in their presence — they are truly a sign of HOPE for the future. Thank you, as I have said many times, You are 25% of the population and 100% of the future!

In Owensboro and Central Ky, Walks took place on Saturday; in Louisville it was Sunday. The rain in Louisville held off until 4 PM, the time the walk was to end!

We are grateful for those who came and to their sponsors for the financial lift to our organizations.Thank you to all!


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“We are initially disappointed with Judge Jennings’ ruling but respectfully thankful that she did not dismiss the case. She noted that summary judgment was not proper and requested more proof of the reasons the buffer zone would hinder the sidewalk ministry. She denied the the request for dismissal by the defendants.” - Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life.

The Courier-Journal reported:

Sisters for Life “must be given a reasonable opportunity to present material detailing what the practical effects of the 10-foot buffer zone would be on their sidewalk counseling efforts,” wrote District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings…

It’s also possible, however, the city could reach an agreement with Sisters for Life to delay creating the buffer zone. A previous agreement suspended the implementation while the judge considered motions in the lawsuit.

Kentucky Today reported:

Jennings denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss because of “remaining fact issues” in the case, which included the plaintiff providing “arguments tailored to the actual effect of the Ordinance” and the defendants demonstrating that “less-restrictive alternatives were tried and failed, or that the alternatives were closely examined and ruled out for good reason.”

Stay tuned for further developments.


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

Premature death is defined as death occurring before the average age of death in certain populations, such as accidental deaths: falls, drownings, auto accidents, drug overdoses, other.

In 2020, the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics reported 1,964 overdose deaths. Headlines read, “Drug overdose numbers up 49%” (Fentanyl and Methamphetamines were the biggest contributors.)

Kentucky’s Leading Causes of Death in 2020 were:

  • Cancer Deaths, approx. 10,312
  • Heart Disease Deaths, approx. 10,077
  • *Abortion Deaths, approx. 4,000 (#3 cause of death in Kentucky)
  • Chronic Respiratory Diseases, approx. 3,331

The death of a child is always tragic and heartbreaking. Unintentional injury deaths of children consist mainly of accidents and are, without a doubt, the most preventable deaths for children. The intentional injury deaths of children mainly consist of murder and suicide. In 2019, Kentucky reported 139 suspicious cases of child fatality, or near fatality, due to abuse, neglect, and maltreatment; 85% of the children were under four years old and approximately 40% (77 children) were under 12 months old.

Yet, the #3 cause of death in Kentucky, abortion, is both premature death and intentional injury death — as recognized by those of us who acknowledge the dignity of the smallest and most vulnerable humans in our midst: The preborn child’s death is a profoundly tragic reflection of rejection and violence against a child.

Until there are no more—

Kentucky Right to Life and our Chapters throughout Kentucky will continue to pray, educate, and collaborate with other ProFamily advocates, support pregnancy care and programs, and work with Kentucky senators and representatives to advocate for legislation that protects the human rights of the preborn child and other vulnerable persons in our society.

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ABORTIONS BY MONTH

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MONTHLY CUMULATIVE TOTALS

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Acknowledgements:

Thank you to Donna Durning for faithfully providing the onsite abortion reports. Donna has been an unwavering advocate for life outside EMW abortion facility for years, offering hope, love, and prayers on the sidewalk; ministering to women and men as they enter to terminate the life of their child. The chart at left documents Donna’s counts outside of the EMW abortion facility.

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*Note: Kentucky is unable to adequately capture reporting data of expectant moms who live in close proximity to Tennessee or Ohio and may travel out of state to terminate their pregnancies, so we project this number is actually higher. ALSO: The 2021 figures include the abortions performed by Planned Parenthood in Louisville.


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UPDATE on August 21, 2021

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The Yes for Life Alliance launched its campaign today to pass a prolife Constitutional Amendment affirming there is no right to an abortion or the funding of abortions in Kentucky. Yes for Life Chair Addia Wuchner and Vice Chair Angela Minter hosted a press conference at the Kentucky State Fair to introduce the new organization alongside Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

“Kentuckians of faith and conscience have the incredible opportunity to make our Constitution reflect our prolife values with their vote on November 8, 2022,” said Wuchner. “The Yes for Life Alliance will encourage voters across the Commonwealth to use their ballot to stand up for the most vulnerable Kentuckians— our unborn children. We are so grateful to the courageous leaders in the General Assembly who passed legislation and gave us this chance to be clear that there is no right to an abortion or the funding for abortion in Kentucky.”

In March, the Kentucky General Assembly passed HB 91, which provided for the Yes for Life Constitutional Amendment to appear on the November 2022 ballot. The Amendment, if ratified, will prevent state judges from reading abortion rights into the Constitution and asserting their own politics over the will of the people.

“The Yes for Life Constitutional Amendment is the final piece of the puzzle to make Kentucky a prolife state,” said Minter. “We ask for the prayers and support of all Kentuckians as we embark on this journey to strengthen our Constitution. We will work in every corner of our Commonwealth, urging everyone to vote Yes for Life. Together, we can end the culture of death and make Kentucky lead the nation in defending the defenseless.”

“Kentuckians are proud to be prolife and the Yes for Life amendment is one more way they can stand up for the dignity of life,” Commissioner Quarles said. “As a former legislator with a strong prolife voting record, I am proud to be here today to help spread an important message across the commonwealth: on November 8, 2022, Kentuckians can cast one of the most important votes of their lives and say Yes for Life at the ballot box.”

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball shared a video endorsing Yes for Life.

Yes for Life Founding Members include Kentucky Right to Life, Sisters for Life, The Family Foundation, the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Commonwealth Policy Center.

For more information on the Yes for Life Alliance, please visit YesforLifeKY.com and follow the organization’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube pages.


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UPDATE: September 20, 2021

Argument date now set by SCOTUS for December 1, 2021

To see the list of Amicus briefs that have been filed by pro-abortion supporters of the Miss. case Respondents, go here.


UPDATE: July 30, 2021

On behalf of pro-life advocates across Kentucky:

“Thank you Leader McConnell, Senator Paul, Congressmen Barr, Comer, Rogers, Guthrie and Massie for your pro-life stance and signing the Congressional Amicus brief in support of Mississippi’s pro-life law. Thank you Attorney General Cameron for signing the Amicus brief of 24 AGs. Thank you State Representatives Bridges, Decker, Fischer, Imes, Petrie and Tipton for signing the Amicus brief of the State Legislators.” - Addia Wuchner

To see the massive list of Amicus briefs that have been filed in support of the Miss. case, go here.


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Mississippi's Attorney General Lynn Fitch has enhanced her appeal to SCOTUS with an Amicus Brief, asking the Court to:

  • Clarify what a state’s interests are with respect to human life in the womb
  • Consider the many societal changes that outdate Roe v Wade’s premise
  • Resettle the abortion debate in states’ legislatures where it belongs
  • Overturn both Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (the ‘undue burden’ snag in legislation)

Her news releases about her Brief are well worth reading. Read them here and here. An excerpt from one of these makes clear why SCOTUS must help states by returning providence over abortion legislation to their elected representatives:

“There are those who would like to believe that Roe v. Wade settled the issue of abortion once and for all,” said Attorney General Fitch. “But all it did was establish a special-rules regime for abortion jurisprudence that has left these cases out of step with other Court decisions and neutral principles of law applied by the Court. As a result, state legislatures, and the people they represent, have lacked clarity in passing laws to protect legitimate public interests, and artificial guideposts have stunted important public debate on how we, as a society, care for the dignity of women and their children. It is time for the Court to set this right and return this political debate to the political branches of government.”

The National RTL with Louisiana RTL has also filed a Brief with more explanation on why it is imperative to resolve the current confusion and mayhem that mark the nation’s abortion debate. For example, in the Dobbs (Miss. case) trial, the judge did not even allow Miss. (the State) to enter evidence in defense of its law. These include protecting pre-born human life (including from pain), protecting maternal health, guarding against sex-, race-, and disability, and other vital interests. This has been true in many such trials in many states including in Ky!

The original “Question Presented” for SCOTUS is:

  1. Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.
  2. Whether the validity of a pre-viability law that protects women's health, the dignity of unborn children, and the integrity of the medical profession and society should be analyzed under Casey's “undue burden” standard or Hellerstedt‘s balancing of benefits and burdens.
  3. Whether abortion providers have third-party standing to invalidate a law that protects women's health from the dangers of late-term abortions.

This case could affect other pro-life legislation that is mired in courts across the country, including our own Heartbeat and No-discrimination laws. Mississippi is also awaiting a decision on a Heartbeat Law.

The case is not scheduled to be ruled on until 2022, according to the SCOTUS Blog. It is not yet “set for argument”.

Online discussions are already amplifying the “Question”

Examples:

Is the so-called conservative majority on SCOTUS a fact or is it a fable? Perhaps this case will reveal the truth. Or not.

Can they abort the baby a.k.a. fetus (to socially distance), cannibalize her profitable parts, sequester her carbon pollutants, and have her, too? That is the question.

Do they follow The Constitution, a consensus of laws for the People and our Posterity, acknowledge the Declaration: Pro-Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (without diversity including ageism), or are they socially progressive and subscribe to the Pro-Choice religion, the wicked solution? That, too, is the question.

About fetal abnormalities

The Mississippi Law which was challenged by Jackson Women’s Health prohibits all abortions after 15 weeks except in cases of health emergencies or fatal fetal abnormalities. Health emergencies occur, but according to an ObGyn and former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, “Abortion is worthless for saving women’s lives.” He explains why in a presentation to students, in a video shown on this website.

There are many cases where an early ultrasound or medical test shows a severe abnormality, but later on, a healthy baby is born. Tests are not always accurate. Often, a woman with a fetus who is abnormal will miscarry. As well, some women do not want an abortion even when it is known that the child will die in her womb.

During the spring of 2020 a testimony was presented by Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty in the Ky Legislature to show support for the HB 67, the predecessor to HB 91 (2021), the Yes For Life bill. She explained that a woman may not need to have an abortion based on a diagnosis of a fatal fetal abnormality. The baby can be delivered, allowing her time for bonding and grieving. Her testimony is at about 26 minutes on KET.org, here.


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By Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life

Ours was a protest of disappointment directed at Mount St. Joseph, a Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio, founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity. Wednesday evening we stood prayerfully, joining Cincinnati Right to Life, Students for Life from three states, along with many broken-hearted and upset alumni of the Mount in our protest of disappointment.

Mount St. Joseph knew the position of U.S. President Joe Biden on abortion, which even includes the destruction of the unborn with taxpayer dollars, when they extended the invitation and hosted his visit and nationally covered Town Hall, on this past Wednesday evening, July 21st.

While Kentucky Right to Life is not affiliated with any particular religious or political organization, it is our mission to advance the culture of life, rooted in the truth about the human person. The position on the sanctity of human life is not unique to Catholic Church teaching, but is held by many denominations across the globe reflecting the fact that from the earliest times, Christians sharply distinguished themselves from surrounding pagan cultures by rejecting abortion and infanticide.

It is clear where President Biden stands on this fundamental matter which is in direct opposition to the position of the Catholic Church, affirmed in its Catechism which states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (CCC No. 2271).

It was such a dark departure for Mount St. Joe to host the event. This institution was founded in a faith that fundamentally believes every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person is made in the image and likeness of the living and holy God.

Kentucky Right to Life extends sincere appreciation to Archbishop Schnurr with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

“Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has not been contacted by any involved party about the upcoming visit of President Joseph R. Biden to Cincinnati to participate in a CNN town hall meeting at Mount St. Joseph University. Archbishop Schnurr has therefore not been asked for, nor would he have granted, his approval for any such event to occur on Catholic premises. Mount St. Joseph University operates under the sponsorship of the  Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati …”


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UPDATE on July 22, 2021

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Ky Right to Life invites you to join a Protest this evening in Cincinnati in support of RTL of Greater Cincinnati.

President Joe Biden will be hosted by Catholic University for his first presidential visit to Cincinnati. CNN will be using the university to air an invite-only town hall, moderated by Don Lemon. A Reuters news reports is here.

The Protest starts at 7 PM and the Town Hall at 8 PM. Go here for all pertinent Protest information. Take action!

The Biden Administration has reversed restrictions on abortion and implemented a pro-abortion agenda since day one. Join us to protest Catholic University hosting his Town Hall.


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Update on Buffer Zone

5:19 PM | July 15, 2021

“Kentucky Right to Life and all of our prowoman prolife advocates are pleased that our pursuit of litigation has resulted in the city permitting sidewalk counseling ministry to continue by extending the temporary emergency injunction as we await Judge Jennings’ decision on the matter” - Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life.


TESSA REDMOND | July 8, 2021 | Kentucky Today

Louisville Metro Government calls for summary judgment in ‘buffer zone’ lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Louisville Metro Government filed the final brief regarding its motion to dismiss a pro-life lawsuit opposing the contentious “buffer zone” ordinance on Wednesday.

The lawsuit was first filed on June 8 by Ky Right to Life and Sisters for Life, a pro-life sidewalk counseling ministry, on the grounds that the ordinance infringed upon their constitutional rights of free speech and free exercise of religion. Attorneys reached a temporary agreement until July 16, when the buffer zone surrounding the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, one of two women’s health clinics providing abortions in the state, will go into effect.

This final brief, submitted by Jefferson County Attorney Michael O’Connell, follows both a memorandum opposing the city’s motion and a reply seeking injunctive relief, which was filed by the plaintiffs in Western District Court on June 28.

“The Ordinance does not violate or substantially burden any of plaintiffs’ constitutional rights,” the brief read.

“The Ordinance creates time, place and manner restrictions on speech and assembly outside of healthcare facilities to ensure the safety of patients entering and exiting such facilities and to provide enforcement officers with bright-line rules which are both significant and legitimate government interests.”

In response to the lawsuit’s allegation that the ordinance is overbroad and restricts religious, pro-life speech, the brief claims the ordinance is content-neutral — meaning it “does not attempt to regulate the content of any individual’s speech” within the buffer zone outside of the EMW.

“Any restriction of plaintiff’s speech, freedom of assembly, and free exercise of religion are minimal and justified by the government’s significant interest in the subject Ordinance,” the brief read.

Under the ordinance, healthcare facilities are not required to establish buffer zones and must request one from Public Works. According to the brief, the EMW is the only facility to request the ordinance “given the unique and long history of violence and harassment at this location.”

Addia Wuchner, executive director of Ky Right to Life, stated there is a difference between sidewalk counseling ministry and protesting, which Metro Government identified as “assault, harassment, stalking and intimidation” in its reply.

“Our case is defending the right of sidewalk counselors, which is a ministry, to meet women and to present them with alternatives at a very critical moment in their life,” Wuchner said. “The buffer zone prevents that opportunity for more intimate communication.”

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by Addia Kathryn Wuchner, Executive Director

Celebrating America… 245 years ago on July 4th in Independence Hall, the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. By August 2nd, 56 men had come forward to sign the parchment. It was noted that they pledged to one another their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

They were brave. They stayed brave through all the bloodshed of the coming years. Their courage created a nation, America, built on a claim to human dignity, on the proposition that every man, woman, and child has a right to freedom, and that the colonies “of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States.”

My own Kentucky roots run deep. My family was granted land in Kentucky for their service in the Revolutionary War. Like each of you, I love our state and I love our nation, her people, her vast resources and her beauty.

As we gather for our 4th of July parades, cookouts and fireworks in celebration of our Nation’s birthday, may we each find a moment to pause and thank Almighty God for the freedom we have inherited as our birthright— the freedom that we want each and every child and our grandchildren to inherit as their birthright— the right to LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

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Serving as your director of Kentucky Right to Life, I take comfort in knowing you are there to support us in the battle to defend the dignity, value, and the freedoms of the most vulnerable of our cherished citizens — from conception to natural death.

Thank you and God bless each of you and your families! May God bless America.

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