MEDIA STATEMENT provided by Addia Wuchner, RN, Executive Director, KRTL | 7-8-22
Two weeks ago, in the majority opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, the High Court noted: Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.
“Following the Dobbs decision, which returned the debate on abortion to Congress and the state legislatures, we have continued to witness concerted efforts by the Biden administration under extreme pressure on behalf of the abortion industry to execute their plan to promote and expand abortion under the umbrella of protecting women’s health,” said Addia Wuchner, executive director, Kentucky Right to Life. “Misinformation and deceptive statements presented by the abortion providers has been nothing more than scaremongering intentionally directed at the very women that they profess to care about. The President’s speech today and his Executive Order reflect the same tactics.”
To be perfectly clear:
- ProLife legislation, explicitly makes clear that treatment for miscarriages does not fall under the legal definnition of abortion.
- No law exists that “outlaws” the treatment of ectopic pregnancies. An ectopic pregnancy is a condition where the embryo developing outside the uterus, that must be carefully monitored by the woman’s healthcare specialist to see what medical intervention is needed, which may include surgery.
- No law exists that “outlaws” contraception or infertility care.
Additionally, this past May, KRTL joined other pro-life leaders publicly affirming that we are vehemently opposed to women being prosecuted for having or seeking an abortion. An open letter to state legislators stating the opposition of the movement to the prosecution of women was signed by over 70 pro-life groups.
Wuchner stated, “Recently, in almost every debate and discussion about the subject, pregnancy is presented a barrier and destructive to a women’s future. We believe Kentucky women deserve better, they deserve truth and options. We believe all women deserve better.’’
The 1973 Roe decision, ushered in 49 years of legal violence on the unborn child and a distortion of women’s health care. The abortion industry has strategically sanitized the discussion on abortion. The humanity of the child is almost nonexistent in the discussion, when the child is referred to as “pregnancy tissue” by the abortion industry. But, make no mistake, abortion is the intentional ending of the life of another human being, and it is discrimination to act without considering the moral status of the human child.
“I find today’s executive order by President Biden, which is rather vague and lacking clear guidance, is in reality an “exercise in raw political power’’ on behalf of the abortion industry. The abortion industry with deep, deep pockets, under the guise of caring about women’s health, ends the life of preborn children”, Wuchner stated. “As committed pro-woman and pro-life advocates, Kentucky Right to Life has the obligation to call out such deceptive actions. We will continue to work with and challenge today’s leaders to explore opportunities that focus on women and children and assist them in finding solutions.”
Kentucky’s laws surrounding abortion have stood the test time reflecting the values of Kentuckians, that honors the humanity of both the woman and her child. Kentucky first enacted laws in 1910 restricting abortion except to protect the life of the mother. For over 100 years, the laws of the Commonwealth bore witness to the intrinsic dignity of each and every life from conception. In 2019, in a bipartisan vote Kentucky Legislators passed the Trigger Law, that effectively ended abortion in Kentucky with the overturning of Roe, with the exception of the health risk and medical condition of the mother.
“Our Kentucky battle for the human right of the child is in the Courts today, because Planned Parenthood and the ACLU seek to have Kentucky Judges and the Courts undermine the laws of the Commonwealth. As pro-life advocates, it is our mission this November to pass Constitutional Amendment 2, so that no politician, no president or legislator or judge can invent the right to abortion based on their own political beliefs or the influence of any extreme multimillion dollar industry’’, said Wuchner.