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KRLA Bulletin

KRLA.ORG | 134 BRECKINRIDGE LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40207 | 502-895-5959 | MARCH 15, 2016


WHERE are YOUR bills?

★ SB 152 - The Ultrasound Bill - sent to House Health & Welfare Committee on 3/2
★ SB 7 - Defund Planned Parenthood - filed to House Floor Amendment on 2/11
★ SB 25 - Ban the sale of baby body parts - sent to House Judiciary Committee on 2/1
★ HB 257 - Stop Dismemberment Abortion - sent to House Health & Welfare Committee on 1/7
★ HB 61 - Amendments to assure no public funding for abortion -
        sent to House Health & Welfare Committee on 1/5

Note, these are only the main bills. Read more on the KRLA website in a news feed provided by Legiscan. To voice your opinion to your legislators, call their Message Line, 1-800-372-7181,
from 7AM to 11PM Mon-Thurs and until 6:00 Fri.

Looking at Legislation

SENATE BILL 180 was introduced in February as an addition to KRS 446 to secure rights of conscience for those providing services to the public, with focus on small business people and churches. There is currently wording in KRS 446 to allow for conscience rights, but it was not viewed as pertinent to Kim Davis's right of conscience by former Gov. Beshear. However, Gov. Bevin has recognized its mandate. This bill passed the State Senate on Tuesday of this week.
        Would this statute prevent a doctor or nurse from being terminated from employment in a hospital, should they object to involvement in abortion or some end-of-life procedures? Would it protect a pharmacist who did not want to issue RU486?
        We look for more controversies and proposed bills in "conscience rights" legislation, and encourage you to be vigilant in this arena. We have seen the stripping away of such rights in many European countries and Canada will soon require nurses to "participate in euthanasia under the direction of a doctor, normalizing killing as an answer to suffering and making it easier for doctors to avoid the dirty work of homicide." Let's stand with our friends at the Kentucky Family Foundation in urging passage of SB 180.

Déjà Vu all over again?

The House Health and Welfare Committee is comprised of nine Democrats and six Republicans. The Republicans will vote to move our bills to the floor, so we have not shown nor listed them below. With the exception of SB 4–Informed Consent, KRLA has not seen any bill reach the House Floor for a vote since 2004.

We know from polls and our statewide elections that the majority of Kentuckians are pro-life. Nearly all of our U.S. Representatives are pro-life (ALL but John Yarmuth). Our U.S. Senators are pro-life. Therefore, these state representatives OUGHT to vote to release these bills to the floor as they know the MAJORITY of Kentuckians would expect. Send each one a message!

Pro-abortion representatives

From left: Tom Burch, Chair, David Watkins, Vice Chair, George Brown, Jr., Joni Jenkins, Mary Lou Marzian, Reginald Meeks, Darryl T. Ownes, Ruth Ann Palumbo, Susan Westrom.

Contact these members of the House Health & Welfare Committee

NAME

PARTY

COUNTIES

EMAIL

Tom Burch, Chair

Democrat

Jefferson (part)

CONTACT

David Watkins, Vice Chair

Democrat

Henderson, Daviess (part)

CONTACT

George Brown

Democrat

Fayette (part)

CONTACT

Joni L. Jenkins

Democrat

Jefferson (part)

CONTACT

Mary Lou Marzian

Democrat

Jefferson (part)

CONTACT

Reginald Meeks

Democrat

Jefferson (part)

CONTACT

Darryl T. Owens

Democrat

Jefferson (part)

CONTACT

Ruth Ann Palumbo

Democrat

Fayette (part)

CONTACT

Susan Westrom

Democrat

Fayette (part)

CONTACT

You can also call the Toll-Free Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181 to leave a message.


BRAVO, SISTERS FOR LIFE!

Be sure to see the Video of the Month on our KRLA.org website featuring Angela Minter describing the Sisters for Life educational outreach to the black community about Planned Parenthood's target practice.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Make plans now to enjoy a wonderful evening with Right To Life friends at the 2016 Annual Banquet! Mark your calendar for Friday evening, May 13, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Want to sponsor a Basket? Contact us.

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