Abortion resumes in Kentucky

Ruling shows need to pass Yes for Life amendment on Nov. 8!

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ON JANUARY 22, 1973 ON JUNE 24, 2022, seven five of the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court, disregarding prior legal traditions, overwhelming biological evidence and the ethical traditions of the majority of the American people, struck down the abortion laws of all 50 states 49 years of precedent, overturned Roe v. Wade, which first declared a constitutional right to abortion in 1973, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed that right in 1992. Their action made abortion-on-demand, at virtually every stage of pregnancy, legal throughout our country. As a The consequence of this the Roe and Casey decisions over 800,000 unborn babies are legally put to death by abortion each year in our nation. This figure is down from nearly a million and a half which held for previous decades was the destruction of 62 million-plus innocent human lives.

During the nearly 50 years of legalized abortion, states and groups like National Right to Life and Kentucky Right to Life actively challenged Roe through legislative initiatives to curb and to end abortion. The ‘Trigger Law’ passed in 2019, sponsored by Rep. Joe Fischer and 46 co-sponsors, was referenced by Attorney General Daniel Cameron on June 24, 2022, in his advisory that states:

Kentucky enacted the Human Life Protection Act, now codified at KRS 311.772, in March 2019. The Kentucky General Assembly passed the law by a bipartisan vote in both chambers. The Act prohibits abortion in most circumstances. Generally speaking, it states that no person may knowingly cause or aid in “the termination of the life of an unborn human being.” KRS 311.772(3). Performing a prohibited abortion is a Class D felony, but pregnant mothers who receive an abortion are not subject to any criminal liability. KRS 311.772(3)(b), (5).The Human Life Protection Act does not prohibit abortion when a licensed physician determines in his or her “reasonable medical judgment” that such a procedure is necessary to protect the life of a pregnant mother. KRS 311.772(4)(a). More specifically, a licensed physician can knowingly perform an abortion to prevent a pregnant mother’s death, substantial risk of death due to a physical condition, or a serious, permanent impairment to a life-sustaining organ. Id. A licensed physician must make reasonable medical efforts under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child “in a manner consistent with reasonable practice.”

The restrictions on abortion in the Human Life Protection Act did not become operative upon the law’s enactment. Rather, the restrictions were to become effective immediately in one of two circumstances. First, the restrictions become effective upon a decision from the Supreme Court overruling Roe v. Wade. KRS 311.772(2)(a). Second, the restrictions become effective upon the adoption of an amendment to the United States Constitution that “restores to the Commonwealth of Kentucky the authority to prohibit abortion.” KRS 311.772(2)(b)…

The prohibition on performing abortions in KRS 311.772 became effective on June 24, 2022, the date on which the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs…

Thus did Kentucky end the practice of abortion. A legal challenge was filed on June 27, 2022. Please help spread the word that the 2022 General Election will have a ballot initiative to allow all Kentuckians to make clear there is no right to abortion or funding for abortions in Kentucky’s Constitution.

Prior to this aggressive legal travesty, states were holding referendums to make abortion illegal, and when graphic photos of aborted babies were shown to people, they voted abortion down. Taking the reins from the states was the only way to make abortion legal. Now, each state can only pass laws to lessen its destruction of life.

Baby in diapers

Facts about Life

A unique life with its own DNA begins at the moment of fertilization. We all begin as a single cell with about 24,000 genes when sperm meets egg.

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You are unique

Did you know as a preborn baby you had your own blood and not your mom's? That is why your mom's blood type may be "O" and yours could be "A".

Kentucky Right to Life Association (KRLA), founded in 1973, serves as the state coordinating body for local Right to Life Chapters representing tens of thousands of Kentucky citizens. We are a volunteer, non-profit organization composed of grassroots people of different political persuasions, faiths, and economic, social and ethnic backgrounds.

KRLA works to restore legal protection to those members of our human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide, or euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief: That every human being has an inalienable right to life, a life that is precious and must be protected. This is stated in our nation's founding document, the Declaration of Independence.

Who We Are, What We Do...
The guarantee to the right to life of every human being, no matter how young, how old, how poor, or how handicapped, is the single issue that will determine the future of America. That is why thousands of caring individuals all across the state have volunteered their time and talents to KRLA. The world we bequeath to our children rests upon our willingness to get involved right now. The many ways we work to get the job done include building a strong and viable membership, educating ourselves and others, fund-raising, legislative action, voter surveys, promoting alternatives to abortion and euthanasia, and standing against research and lab experiments using embryonic stem cells, embryos or chimeras, and baby body parts.