Today, we head once again into the courtroom. At 9:00 AM, I will be at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati. This Court has jurisdiction over federal appeals arising from the states of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
Our case began in May 2021 when the city of Louisville’s Metro Council passed the Buffer Zone Ordinance which restricts not only potential protesters, but the religious and free speech liberty of pro-life organizations and individuals whose missions and ministries bring one last prayer, one final message of love and support, before a women enters the abortion facility to extinguish the life of her child.
The joint legal team for Kentucky Right to Life and Sisters for Life filed a brief in May 2021 asking for a temporary injunction on the 10-foot “buffer zone” ordinance. The ordinance prevents sidewalk counseling within 10 feet of abortion facilities.
With Sisters for Life we are defending pro-life sidewalk counseling, an attempt to provide women seeking abortions with alternatives like parenting and adoption resources. Lives have been saved because of the intimate conversation with a sidewalk counselor what would now be a restricted zone, should this ordinance be upheld by the Appeals Court.
Abortion advocates regularly claim that abortion promotes women’s social and economic well-being. Women deserve better than a flawed medical model of best practices in women’s healthcare that embrace the destruction of a human life.
“It is false compassion to convince a woman that ending the life of her unborn child is a way to solve a problem. Our mission is to love them both, offering compassion and hope, to walking with women in their journey, and to restore a culture that welcomes and supports life.” - Addia Wuchner, R.N., Executive Director KRTL
Listen to the Oral Argument at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 8 here.