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Rep. Joe Fischer speaks at the YES for LIFE Rally

THANK YOU PRO-LIFERS for turning out for the YES for LIFE Rally in Frankfort! Lawmakers spoke, and they and their supporters heard from a coalition of pro-life organizations encouraging passage of HB 91. Rep. Joe Fischer, the bill's sponsor, is shown addressing the group.

HB 91 has been added to the Orders of the Day by the Senate! Stay tuned.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined the Rally unexpectedly with a surprise announcement that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear Ky’s appeal regarding Dismemberment Abortion. Read more about this Ky law here.

WHAS, WLKY and WDRB covered the YES for LIFE Rally and the AG’s announcement. More pro-life news was featured online about the passage of Nancy Tate’s HB 155 to allow the use of a “newborn safety device” for anonymous surrendering of a newborn, and of Sen. Ralph Alvarado’s SB 12 to prohibit sales of human organ or tissue and for-profit procurement of eye or cornea tissue.

Watch the YES for LIFE Rally video and see the slideshow!


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Please join us at the Capitol on Monday, March 29, at 10:30 AM for a brief rally to encourage the Ky Senate to pass HB 91. This bill is Kentucky’s ProLife Constitutional Amendment which has already passed the House, and the Governor cannot veto it.

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In numerous states (see important to know), abortion advocates have sued to overturn pro-life laws, and their respective Supreme Courts have “found” a right to abortion in their state constitution. This technique is how Roe v. Wade became our nation’s case law.

A number of states have passed constitutional amendments to protect their pro-life laws from such court decisions. (example)

Rep. Joe Fischer testified during a Senate committee hearing that HB 91 assures, “No Ky court will be able to fashion an implicit right to abortion from the language in our state constitution: there will be no Roe v. Wade decision in Ky. The regulation or elimination of abortion will be vested in the Ky General Assembly, not in the courts.” (Read more.) HB 91 ensures that it is the lawmakers of Ky who make the laws, not rogue judges.


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Hundreds ! of pro-lifers gathered to Celebrate Life at the annual banquet on March 18. Watch for more pictures and coverage of the event soon! The keynoter, Mark Schultz, moved us to tears with his personal message and music about adoption. The RTL Educational Foundation of Ky Award went to Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of The Family Foundation; the Schuhmann A. Montgomery, Sr., Volunteer(s) of the Year Award went to Rick and Celesta Arnold; and the Dr. Albert J. Schweitzer Humanitarian of the Year Award went to Governor Matt Bevin.

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Shown in the photos are: Matt and Glenna Bevin; March for Life chairman Jerry Durbin- family table; Stuart Benson-Louisville Metro Council with Dennis Corley- Louisville RTL board; Debbie Brown, Peggy Boone, Lynn Ray- Louisville RTL board and banquet volunteers; and Sen. Ralph Alvarado with wife Dawn.


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We have never been more challenged to keep up with news and events, and to determine the best way to react and show leadership. In part we will address this through sending out our e-news weekly starting in September through early November, and if you are not on our list, please sign up now. We will keep you apprised of important updates affecting pro-life activism in these unusual days of national and state political distress.

We receive media requests to quickly respond to developments in pro-life issues, and the news cycle is accelerating. An example may be seen in a recent Courier-Journal article. Margie Montgomery was asked to weigh in on the Buffer Zone ordinance (see previous post). We are in the office daily to field calls and requests for information, and the stream of activity is never-ending.

Donors have given generously to the Educational Foundation, but our funds for operations are down. We are humbled by the sacrificial giving of all donors, and ask our members and supporters to keep us in mind for our September Walk for Life. This is our major annual fundraiser that enables us to keep the lights on and do our work, both for Louisville RTL and KRLA.

The State Fair and Golf Outing have been cancelled this year due to the virus, and we have not been able to participate in other events. At this time we do not anticipate a State Conference but will instead focus efforts on the Election.

We are are concerned to do whatever we can to help Kentucky run a clean General Election and to help elect pro-lifers. Kentucky is among Ballotpedia’s “22 battleground chambers in 17 states out of the 86 chambers holding regularly-scheduled elections in 2020… that will be more competitive overall and have the potential to see major shifts in party control.” Watch for specific news about District candidates and races.

As noted, donors have generously given to the Education Foundation, enabling three media campaigns. The first was organized by Louisville board president emeritus Jack Ratterman. It began in June and has resumed this month on WHAS Radio.

The second is an Internet Click Ad campaign coordinated by Louisville board member Schu Montgomery. The theme of this outreach is: Life is not just for the perfect, privileged and planned. We hope it will strike a chord in the hearts of people who realize that our society is on a course to cold, calculated birth and death, with abortion, eugenics and euthanasia promoted by the mainstream media as well as certain medical associations without scruples. When the ads are clicked they go to a special website page.

The third campaign will start in the Autumn and feature very large “mobile” ads on TARC buses in Metro Louisville. This project was spearheaded by Louisville board member Dawn Heuglin and the Celebration of Life Banquet committee, working with the keynote speaker, Mike Fichter, to ask for funding. We are excited about all these campaigns! Our sincere thanks to all these RTL board members and the donors!

To hear or see all ads, visit the Educational Foundation Special Projects page.


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50 is nifty

A midsummer night’s dream with so many subplots (!) — a masked happening with security detail — a time to mark 50 years of pro-life activism with Derby Pie and other delectables — it was all that! Plus (!) the chance to meet wonderful pro-life legislators, see Daniel Cameron’s beautiful fiancée, win exotic trips and exciting prizes, and get together with the sidewalk counselors, the winners of the KRLA Essay Contest, those who run the crisis pregnancy centers, and the army that leads and protects Right to Life of Louisville — the board members, staff, volunteers, long-time supporters, youth for life, religious community and families. Whew!

Pulling the banquet together this year was “different” but Chairwoman Dawn Heuglin and her committee did it once again, even with virus fears nipping away at the RSVPs. A very special slideshow was produced by Schu Montgomery to commemorate 50 years of Walks, Banquets, Activism and so many memories.

A good description of how the nonprofit has flourished over the years under the leadership of Margie Montgomery was published in a Courier-Journal OpEd on Tuesday, July14, penned by Atty. Bob Heleringer.

Read more. Enjoy the retrospective video! And take a look at Vice President Mike Pence’s congratulations to RTL of Louisville!


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UPDATE on January 23, 2020

Hardcore pro-lifers braved the freezing temps to Rally for Life! See the slideshow.


lou_office_willis_b.jpgThe Louisville chapter of KRLA was Kentucky’s first. Does anyone recall its first office building on Willis Ave. in St. Matthews?

The group has staged a January 22nd Rally (over too many years to count) to commemorate the lives lost since the 1973 Roe v. Wade legal decision. These now number 61+ million.

This year the Rally will also mark the chapter’s golden anniversary. All are invited! Speakers include Attorney Bob Heleringer, Metro Councilman Robin Engel, Aundria McClain, Sisters for Life, and Margie Montgomery, founder and executive director of Louisville RTL and KRLA.

A special flyer was created to feature photos and news clips from the past. The flyer reports on the earliest days of the Louisville voice for the voiceless, and provides background on how Roe v. Wade became law despite the states’ opposition to abortion on demand.

Click here for the flyer and all the details. Why not download the flyer and send it to friends? We hope to see a huge crowd at the 2020 Rally!


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UPDATE on January 16, 2020

Deadline to add your name was Jan. 14. We still welcome your contribution to help pay for the media space!

Each year at this time we step out on a limb to buy a FULL-PAGE AD in the statewide edition of the Courier-Journal. The reason is to commemorate the Jan. 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that opened the floodgates to abortion in America. The ad features as many pro-lifers’ names as we can get, along with a message and image to provoke thinking about abortion.

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Please be part of this important message to Kentucky. We will add your name or family names to the “signature” ad. We request $5 from individuals, couples or families to support the expensive media outreach. Please sign now and pay online or send a check: 134 Breckinridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207.

The ad will run on Sunday, Jan. 19. We want your JOHN HANCOCK!


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If you were not able to hear and watch Gov. Bevin and his running mate, Sen. Ralph Alvarado, speak out for LIFE at the KRLA Rally for Life on 3/7/19, you will in the video.

Many of us were so disappointed that we could not enter the Capitol to be part of the Rally. When we arrived an EXTREMMMMELY long line of teachers, both at the Capitol and Annex entrances, meant that by the time we would get inside, the Rally would be long over. None of us realized this until we got there.

We thank EVERYONE who came from so many different areas of Kentucky. What a disappointment! Those who did get in could barely hear the speeches due to the commotion of the staggering crowd of teachers. It’s wonderful that we have this video!

“Fight for the sanctity of human life and know that as your governor and as your legislature we will continue to fight with you every step of the way!” - Gov. Bevin at the 2019 Rally for Life Thank you, Governor Bevin!


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It was COLD! But dry. Thank you to everyone who rallied with the RTL of Louisville on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Shown are part of the group at the Louisville Metro Hall and Debbie Brown, Louisville RTL board member, facing the traffic on Jefferson St.

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Attention all pro-lifers in the Louisville Area! Please join us to RALLY FOR LIFE at noon on TUESDAY, JANUARY 22! It is the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Rally will be at the steps of the Louisville Metro Hall, formerly the Jefferson Co. Courthouse, 527 W. Jefferson St.

Come hear brief presentations and be a voice for the voiceless. Did you know that well over 3,000 babies were aborted in Louisville in 2018?

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3/29/2021 9:00:02 PM
Ky’s Dismemberment Law enters the spotlight with HB 91 at YES for LIFE Rally
3/24/2021 8:12:05 PM
A Ky ProLife Constitutional Amendment? Why?
3/20/2021 2:48:49 PM
Gathering with old and new friends, celebrating pro-life values and goals
8/13/2020 8:45:33 PM
A look at KRLA and RTL current activities
7/17/2020 9:50:09 PM
Pro-lifers celebrate a special milestone at the annual banquet
1/18/2020 2:05:24 PM
Golden anniversary event to be held January 22 on Metro Hall steps, 5th and Jefferson streets.
1/7/2020 7:31:26 PM
Annual Memorial C-J full-page ad commemorates Roe v. Wade tragic outcome
3/8/2019 1:45:27 PM
The 2019 KRLA Rally for Life speeches by Gov. Matt Bevin and Sen. Ralph Alvarado
1/23/2019 6:25:21 PM
Pro-life Louisvillians at Louisville Metro Hall
1/21/2019 10:15:41 PM
Rally for Life in Louisville

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Enjoy the slideshow! Thank you to all who came to the 2021 Celebration of Life Banquet. In the photo, Sen. Rand Paul’s Deputy State Director Rachel McCubbin (r) is with friends.

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