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A Jan. 11 press conference hosted by KRLA and pro-life advocacy groups celebrated the amazing pro-life work accomplished in Week 1 of the regular session! Watch the press conference here. See and hear Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Senator Whitney Westerfield (shown), Representatives Joe Fischer and Nancy Tate and others.

Kentucky General Assembly passes two top priority pro-life bills; these now await the Governor’s signature

Frankfort KY - Protecting Kentucky children and women is paramount. The Kentucky Right to Life Association sincerely appreciates Representative Joe Fischer, Senator Whitney Westerfield, and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron in their unwavering commitment to ensure healthcare safety and protections for all Kentucky children and women.

We applaud the Kentucky House and Senate Majority Leadership and their Pro-life Caucus Members on an expedient and historic 2021 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly “Week 1”! Two of KRLA’s priority bills have passed both chambers, were signed by Speaker of the House David Osborne and President of the Senate Robert Stivers, and were delivered to the Governor for his signature or not….

HB 2 adds additional health and safety assurances and protection for women seeking to terminate their pregnancy by allowing the Attorney General oversight and to act unencumbered to investigate abortion facilities and take action if violations of the law have occurred.

KRLA is unwaveringly pro-child and pro-woman. We work to ensure that Kentucky women facing the uncertainties of an unplanned pregnancy have the opportunity to be fully informed before giving consent to terminate the life of their child and that the abortion facilities adhere to the highest safety standards of care.

SB 9 supports the “human rights” of any child born alive during an abortion procedure to receive appropriate and ethically responsible medical attention. Additionally, SB9 legally formalizes that any born-alive infant shall be treated as a legal person in Kentucky statutes.

KRLA, our Affiliates and our friends of Life from around the Commonwealth are pleased to support both House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 9.

We are sincerely grateful both of these important pieces of legislation were included in the 2021 “WEEK 1” House and Senate priorities.

We congratulate Rep. Nancy Tate on her new position as co-chair of the Pro-life Caucus, with Sen. Robby Mills. Nancy is a member of the KRLA board of directrors.

Please watch for further updates about our 2021 KRLA Legislative Agenda. Watch the press conference here. On that page you will also find continually updated news on Ky and US pro-life 2021 legislative initiatives.


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capitol-lawn-leaders.jpgTuesday January 5th at noon the Kentucky House and Senate will gavel in the 2021 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly! Membership in both Chambers will take their formal Oaths of Office and the work begins.

Congratulations to the House and Senate leadership teams, Senate President Robert Stivers, House Speaker David Osborne and all General Assembly Members. May God bless your work. Thank you for your commitment to serve the citizens of Kentucky, especially the most vulnerable in our midst.

After the Oath of Office, their official work begins as both Chambers vote or affirm their respective Leaderships, vote to approve the set of rules that they will utilize to guide their governance, and establish Chamber procedures. The work of this historic institution will not be dampened by COVID, but because of the realities of COVID, the House and Senate will adopt rules that allow the members to adapt and fulfill their lawful responsibilities as they serve the citizens of our Commonwealth.

You may follow the Kentucky House and Senate via the Kentucky Legislative Website and their KET Live Feeds

For the duration of the health emergency that has restricted visitors at the State Capitol and Capitol Annex; every one of the General Assembly’s standing committee meetings will be available for online viewing. Kentucky Educational Television (KET) already livestreams Senate and House proceedings as well as many committee meetings. The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) will livestream any committee meetings that aren’t covered by KET. LRC’s livestreams will be available for viewing on YouTube.

A look back and a glance forward

2020
WON Transfer Agreements Legal Suit at the Appellate Level. Update
WAIT & SEE if SCOTUS will review the Dismemberment Abortion case
RETAINED Pro-life Senator McConnell
NO CHANGE Five pro-life U.S. congressman– and John Yarmuth, 3rd District
KY SENATE Gained 2 Republicans; 30 of 38 are R seats
KY HOUSE Gained 9 pro-life Republicans; GOP holds a 75 member super majority
2021
JANUARY 3 - New U.S. Congress and Ky State Legislators sworn in
U.S. SENATE MAJORITY Unknown at this time. Watching today’s Georgia election!
TODAY - Kickoff! The 2021 session of the Ky General Assembly gavels at noon.
JANUARY 6 - A joint session of Congress will certify the votes from the Electoral College. The final result of the Nov. 3 Presidential Election is not clear at present.

Please keep an eye out for our KRTL Alerts and Updates!


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Kentucky Right to Life Association and our Right to Life Education Foundation have been blessed by such amazing loyal supporters, volunteers, and faith-filled friends of Life this past year. While the year was full of trials and challenges, there were so many blessings and beautiful moments as we continued our journey to support the human rights of the preborn child and to uphold LIFE from conception until that natural death.

At KRLA we are looking forward to 2021 in the spirit of hope! While there are some uncertainties before us in this new year, our unity for LIFE is sure. Prolife partners— prayer warriors, charitable benefactors, volunteers, frontline warriors who stand in witnesses on street corners, each and every one of our faithful supporters— we enter 2021 with united hearts inflamed in a ceaseless act of love for the preborn and the vulnerable. There is much work to be done and we will chart toward new horizons in 2021. Be assured of our prayers for you and your families and all our benefactors.

With Joy,
The Kentucky Right to Life Leadership Team, Board Members and Staff


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UPDATED January 5, 2021

Keep up to date with 2021 pro-life initiatives here.


Part I of the Regular Session of the 2021 Ky General Assembly runs from January 5-8. A large portion of January will be for the purpose of accepting and reviewing drafts of bills.

Part II convenes on Feb. 2. There will be 30 legislative days and the Session ends on March 30.

Let’s be ready to recommend the bills that our pro-life legislators have already filed or will file. Please watch for the KRLA e-news, and sign up to receive it. A link to the signup form is at the top of the KRLA.org home page.

Four bills have been prefiled so far. Our thanks to Reps. Melinda Prunty, Joe Fischer, Lynn Belcher and Derek Lewis. Read their bills here, here, here and here.

Senator Whitney Westerfield promised last spring to resubmit SB9, the Born Alive bill.

As of yesterday, approximately 210 Bills have been prefiled under BR# (Bill Request). Bills will be official received and filed in their perspective Chambers and receive their official House “HB” and Senate “S” number. Top Priority for the 2021 Session will be to approve another One Year Budget. KRLA has several bills and legislation on our radar and we will communicate their official Bill numbers to you as soon as they are assigned.