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First in the License to Abort Little Ones series

Does the Planned Parenthood clinic on 7th Street in Louisville have Transfer Agreements? Will it really begin doing abortions in March?


Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal | Published 5:06 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2020 | Updated 6:11 p.m. ET Jan. 31, 2020

Planned Parenthood now has permission to provide abortions at its clinic in downtown Louisville, making it the second facility in Kentucky to offer the procedure at a time when providers in some states are closing clinics under pressure from anti-abortion laws.

The decision by the administration of Gov. Andy Beshear was hailed by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky as a victory for women’s health and reproductive rights, saying the decision allows it to provide “a full range of reproductive health care.”

…Planned Parenthood said it plans to begin offering abortions in March.

Unlike EMW, which operates a storefront clinic and is the site of daily sidewalk protests by people opposed to abortion, Planned Parenthood’s clinic is set back off the road with on-site parking surrounded by a privacy fence.

Read more.


Do governors have the right to overrule legislation in the court system that is pending resolution?

The C-J reported in late September 2018 that Judge Stivers (a Fifth District Court judge) ruled in favor of the abortion clinics, and struck down the “state law requiring Kentucky abortion clinics to have written agreements with an ambulance service and hospital for emergencies… ” His ruling was appealed by Gov. Bevin to the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court. THAT IS WHY the article ALSO states:


Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal | Published 4:12 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2018 | Updated 6:49 p.m. ET Sept. 28, 2018

The revocation of EMW's license would have made Kentucky the only state without a single abortion provider. Stivers had ordered that EMW could remain open while the legal challenge is pending… (Our emphasis)

What has changed? The TA case has NOT been ruled on by the Sixth Circuit Court. The only new document on PACER that we can find is the Amy Cubbage, Ackerson & Yann, PLLC, motion to withdraw as Counsel for EMW WOMEN’S SURGICAL CENTER, P.S.C., et al., filed 1/30/2020.

Do governors have the right to overrule legislation in the court system that is pending a resolution? And if Daniel Cameron decides to appeal that decision, if unfavorable, to SCOTUS, will Gov. Beshear have any right to grant a license to PP?


C-J article in 2019 reported on Judge Stiver’s challenge to Gov. Bevin to grant PP a license to abort

Last August the Bevin administration was advised to grant a license to Planned Parenthood, as reported in the C-J.


Deborah Yetter and David Harten, Louisville Courier Journal | Published 10:18 p.m. ET Aug. 16, 2019 | Updated 4:33 p.m. ET Aug. 17, 2019

…In a notice to the judge filed Friday, Meredith and lawyer M. Stephen Pitt, Bevin's general counsel, told the judge that the state had denied a license to Planned Parenthood and that he has no authority in the matter.

“Respectfully, this Court has no jurisdiction over the state licensing process," the notice said.

The state's denial comes amid an ongoing dispute over whether Kentucky abortion clinics must have transport and transfer agreements with an ambulance and hospital in the event of a medical emergency, as required by a 1998 state law.

Has Kentucky’s Transfer Agreement law been overturned? When? Does Planned Parenthood now have Transfer Agreements? We are keeping our ear to the ground.

For more background on this controversy, see the blog series on then-AG Beshear's Amicus brief on behalf of the abortion clinics, and the TA page on this site.


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Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | Published 6:34 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019 | Courier-Journal OPINION

On the opening day of the National Right to Life Convention in Charleston this past July, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told an enthusiastic luncheon crowd, “I believe time and history are on our side.”

A Gallup poll had just been released showing a whopping 60% of respondents said abortion should be legal in “only a few circumstances" (39%) or “illegal in all circumstances" (21%). That was a jump of 7 percentage points from just a year earlier.

Grossly underreported, though, even ignored by the media, has been the surge of support among Americans who will “only vote for a candidate who shares their pro-life view on abortion.” As has been the case in practically every election cycle since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the percentage of “single-issue” pro-life voters has outpaced "single-issue" abortion-rights voters by anywhere from 6 to 9 percentage points. In 2016, the numbers were 23% to 17% — a 6-point advantage. Today, the gap is 9 points — 35% to 26%.

Could this dramatic shift reflect American outrage over aggressive efforts by Democrats to make abortion policy more permissive in states like New York, Vermont and Illinois? Or maybe more and more Americans are learning how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked more than 80 times now, floor votes on the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would give legal rights to newborn infants who survive failed abortions. (The Center for Disease Control reports 143 babies died after being born alive during botched abortions between 2003 and 2014.)

Possibly, the word is getting out (no thanks to the mainstream media), too, that certain politicians are apparently just fine with late-term abortions and even post-birth deaths, in spite of polls consistently showing huge majorities favoring the anti-infanticide reform measure.

Indeed, there is virtue in single-mindedness when choosing who to vote for when casting your ballot. The suffragists are a perfect example. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul (incidentally, all strong abortion opponents) and others believed in the promises of liberty guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and made possible through the amendment process of the Constitution.

You better believe women, like the founding feminists, demanded Americans focus on a single issue. The Democrat-led 65th Congress failed to legislate a woman’s right to vote. So, in the next Congress, Democrats were swept out of power and Republicans led the victory for women’s rights instead.

Abortion, as a single issue, is the most compelling issue facing America today. The right to life for all members of the human family is the most important right guaranteed by our Founding Fathers. As concerned citizens elect candidates on their willingness to protect human life, presidents, legislators and judges will begin to restore protection to the unborn and end abortion on demand.

The anti-abortion movement has been successful in passing life-saving measures including mandatory informed consent and a ban on late-term abortion due, in part, to its uncompromising stance when evaluating candidates. Without the right to life, no other right is possible, or has meaning. A candidate unwilling to rectify the terrible injustice perpetrated by abortionists (killing a defenseless preborn child), should be disqualified from holding public office.

The gravity of restoring the civil right to life to unborn children is especially salient in the Kentucky governor’s race. Republican Matt Bevin has fearlessly defended the most vulnerable. For example, the bill he signed into law requiring abortionists to give women opportunity to view an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion, was upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. A judicial appointment by President Donald Trump made all the difference! Elections do have consequences.

Yet, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear, as attorney general, refused to defend that very law in the courts, an egregious shirking of his constitutional responsibilities.

If the civil rights of the unborn throughout the nine months of pregnancy are to be restored, then our obligation to vote for candidates who hold the right to life inviolate, becomes as important as democracy itself.

As the late Judge John Noonan so aptly said, “Once or twice in a century an Issue arises … so far-reaching in its consequences and so deep in its foundations that it calls every person to take a stand.”

Vote pro-life on Nov. 5!

Schu Montgomery is on the board of directors of Right to Life of Louisville and is a teacher at Holy Angels Academy.


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By Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | 09-13-19 | Courier-Journal OpEd

schu montgomeryThe abortion distortion has dominated the pages of local newspapers and major TV outlets ever since the U. S. Supreme Court handed down its infamous Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions in 1973.

Even today, there are still “journalists” who erroneously report that abortion is legalized only in the first three months of pregnancy. Yet, despite an eventual nation-wide ban on the grisly Partial Birth Abortion procedure in 2003, a method that killed an estimated 5,000 babies a year, eight states and Washington, D.C. still permit abortion up until birth for any reason (Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont, and New York).

The Southwestern Women’s Options clinic in Albuquerque, N.M., for instance, known as the Late-Term Abortion Capital of America, kills babies at 37-weeks gestation through poisonous injection. Within days, the unborn child suffers a heart attack. The woman is charged a staggering $17,000 for this third trimester procedure.

Recently, C-J opinion writer Kim Greene distorted the findings of her own Planned Parenthood-commissioned poll, saying it showed support for legalized abortion in Kentucky. That’s simply not the case. Numbers from that poll, as reported in a C-J story published on August 9, 2019, actually shows “18% said they believe all abortions should be illegal – though another 37% said abortion should be allowed only in ‘extreme cases’ such as for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest or to save the life of the woman.”

While 98% of abortions are performed in the U. S. for social reasons— not life of the mother or rape and incest— it is indeed a stretch, actually a distortion, for Greene to conclude that Kentuckians favor abortion.

The numbers simply don’t add up. The 18% who favor banning abortion added to the 37% who would only permit abortion in the very rare cases of life of the mother and rape/incest equals 55%. The last time I looked 55% is a majority. Therefore, PP’s very own poll shows a majority of Kentuckians (the 500 Democrats, Republicans, and Independents queried) do, in fact, reject abortion on demand!

But even if the numbers recorded otherwise, which they don’t — morality, objective truth, and irrefutable scientific evidence all point to the urgency to restore the right to life to unborn children.

In Kentucky, there is only one abortion clinic left! If abortions were so popular, why then are we– who love and cherish innocent human life and who believe women deserve better than the “right” to kill preborn children– witnessing the last gasp of a diabolical abortion industry, and the continuing renaissance of crisis pregnancy centers, who offer real and effective pre-natal and postpartum care to women facing unplanned pregnancies.

We laud Kentucky lawmakers and Governor Matt Bevin for fighting for life and passing pro-life measures, while defending them aggressively in the courts (something Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has refused to do as the Commonwealth’s Attorney General).

In May, the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law! Thanks to President Trump’s recent appointments to that court and the courage of a majority of state lawmakers and Governor Bevin, who passed and signed into law that life-affirming measure, women will now have the opportunity to view the ultrasound and, consequently, heart beat of their unborn child prior to an abortion!

Governor Bevin and Kentucky lawmakers have been honoring their civic and constitutional responsibilities through their pro-life convictions and actions. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”

The Opinion article refuted by Schu is here.


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Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | Published 8:39 a.m. ET May 21, 2019 | Updated 8:43 a.m. ET May 21, 2019

“All we are saying is give LIFE a chance!”

schu montgomeryEchoes from a bygone anthem (“Give PEACE a chance”) reverberate through many a state capitol rotunda these days as the quest for peace —peace in the womb— grows ever louder.Once the safest place for an unborn child, a mother’s womb has too often become the killing fields.

Our astute Gov. Matt Bevin articulately stated on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight recently that the reason a flurry of legislatures and governors have stepped up their defense of innocent human life with bills challenging Roe v. Wade is because “people are appropriately outraged” that whole “generations of children” are being wiped out — all in the name of “reproductive freedom” or “choice” (certainly misnomers for those hellbent on annihilating little ones in the womb).

More than 60 million preborn babies have lost their lives since Roe’s companion case, Doe v. Bolton, stripped the states (and, therefore, the people) from protecting the preborn during all nine months of a woman’s pregnancy for reasons of “health,” not medical necessity. “Health,” the court so broadly mandated must include the “physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age.”

"With the insanity coming out of New York and Virginia … where you got lawmakers and governors basically advocating and celebrating abortion on demand, the country needs to know that there are still some sane people In this world in public office,” said Mississippi State Sen. Angela Hill. Mississippi has joined Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and most recently, Missouri, among others before this year, in passing heartbeat bills. Read more.



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