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MEDIA STATEMENT provided by Addia Wuchner, RN, Executive Director, KRTL | 8-3-22

“ProLife Americans energetically sought the Friday, June 24th, Supreme Court decision overturning Roe for over four decades. Perhaps, with the Roe v. Wade overturn, too many folks on our side may think we’ve won the battle. In fact, the battle has only shifted from the federal level to the states.

“Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot measure similar to Kentucky’s Amendment #2, to tighten restrictions or ban abortion outright.

“Kentucky is a pro-life state. Our laws reflect the long-held values of Kentuckians”, said Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life and Chair of the Yes for Life Alliance.

“In recent years the abortion industry has sanitized the word ‘abortion,’ framing it as healthcare. Abortion is not healthcare; it is the only medical procedure that results in the intended termination of an unborn child.

“The wording of Kentucky’s Amendment 2 is very clear and concise. It is probably too soon to fully analyze the reason for the Kansas ballot outcome. The wording on the Kansas ballot was longer than our statement, and that may have been a factor.

“In Kentucky, we remain laser-focused on motivating our overwhelmingly pro-life state to turn out and vote ‘Yes for Life’ on Tuesday, November 8th!’’ stated Wuchner.

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MEDIA STATEMENT provided by Addia Wuchner, RN, Executive Director, KRTL | 8-1-22

On Monday evening Judge Larry E. Thompson of the Kentucky Court of Appeals granted an emergency ‘stay’ that will spare the lives of Kentucky unborn babies scheduled to be terminated by abortion on Tuesday.

Judge Thompson noted, “One cannot discount the reality that any abortions performed in the interim period, in which the pending CR 65.07 motion and the issue of constitutionality of the statutes make their way through the courts, cannot be undone should Movant prevail on the merits in his defense of the statutes.”

We are grateful for these courageous words and the wisdom of Judge Thompson.

This ruling was in response to the temporary injunction issued by Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry that allowed abortion in Kentucky to continue. His injunction ignored Kentucky’s duly enacted ‘Trigger Ban’ and Heartbeat Law. In granting the stay, Judge Thompson recognized the sad reality that dozens of innocent human lives would be irretrievably lost before the case is finally decided unless the Trigger Law was allowed to be enforced.

Kentucky Right to Life salutes Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his team for their perseverance and legal acumen in defending the laws of the Commonwealth and our Kentucky Constitution.


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By Calvin Freiburger | National Right to Life News | July 26, 2022

Roe v. Wade can no longer be used in court to claim a constitutional “right” to abortion, but a judge in Kentucky has asserted a new rationale for blocking legal protections for the preborn.

On Friday, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry granted abortion facilities in the Bluegrass State a temporary injunction against enforcement of two pro-life measures, a heartbeat-based abortion ban and a general abortion ban designed not to take effect until Roe was overturned, which together effectively prohibit nearly all abortions.

Perry claimed there was a “substantial likelihood” that the laws “violate the rights to privacy and self-determination” as well as to equal protection and religious freedom under the Kentucky Constitution, and suggested that the trigger law was “unconstitutionally vague” and an “unconstitutional delegation of legislative authority.”

Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron rejected Perry’s assertions about the state’s constitution. Cameron has previously argued that the “non-enforcement of even ordinary statutes amounts to irreparable harm. The non-enforcement of the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law amounts to something far more grave. These laws prohibit what the General Assembly has determined is the unjustified taking of unborn human life. So every day that these laws are not enforced is a day in which unborn children of the Commonwealth perish.”

Kentucky’s 15-week abortion ban currently remains in effect.

The ruling reflects plans pro-abortion activists have mulled for years to root abortion-on-demand in state constitutions rather than the U.S. Constitution, to insulate it from action by the U.S. Supreme Court. Of particular note is Perry’s assertion that the laws’ premise of life beginning at conception is “a distinctly Christian and Catholic belief,” enforcement of which constitutes an establishment of religion.

“Other faiths hold a wide variety on when life begins and at what point a fetus should be recognized as an independent human being,” Perry said. “The laws at issue here, adopt the view embraced by some, but not all, religious traditions, that life begins at the moment of conception. The General Assembly is not permitted to single out and endorse the doctrine of a favored faith for preferred treatment.”

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MEDIA STATEMENT provided by Addia Wuchner, RN, Executive Director, KRTL | 7-22-22

Today, July 22, 2022, Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry issued a ruling to continue blocking the Humanity in Healthcare Act of 2022 and the ‘Heartbeat Law’ of 2019. Abortions in Kentucky continue to be performed, despite the overturn of Roe and the “Trigger Law” passed in 2019 in a bipartisan vote. That law ended abortion in Kentucky when or if Roe was overturned, with the exception of the health risk and medical condition of the mother.

Let me be direct, Kentucky’s battle for the human rights of the child is in the courts because Planned Parenthood, ACLU and EMW seek to have a Kentucky judge and our courts undermine the laws of the Commonwealth.

We find today’s decision by Judge Perry an exercise in raw judicial power on behalf of the abortion industry.

What is most disturbing is that Judge Perry wrote in his opinion, “the court finds any harm the defendants may suffer is outweighed by the interests of the plaintiffs,” which effectively means he believes that the abortion providers’ interest outweighs the life of a human child.

Kentucky’s laws to push back the aggression of the Roe decision, reflect the values of Kentuckians that honor the humanity of both the woman and her child. For over 100 years, the laws of the Commonwealth have upheld the intrinsic dignity of each and every life, defined in our Constitution as beginning at conception.

As prolife advocates, today’s ruling only confirms our mission this November to pass Constitutional Amendment 2, ‘Yes for Life,’ so that no politician, president, legislator or judge can invent the right to abortion based on political ideologies or interpretations of our constitution or the influence of any extremist multimillion dollar industry representing their own interests.


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Navigating the growing confusion of legislative initiatives and lawsuits that have followed in the wake of the overturn of Roe v Wade is a daily duty.

Please join Kentucky Right to Life and our Chapters as we stand with National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, to strongly oppose the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 (HR 8296) and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 (HR 8297). Read more here. Both of these bills passed the House on July 15.

The video below describes some of what is at stake.

You may call your legislators directly or call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

- Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life

 


“HR 8296 would legally authorize and enable the violent death of unborn baby girls and boys by dismemberment, beheading, forced expulsion from the womb, deadly poisons, or other methods at any time, for any reason, until birth.”


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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.


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UPDATE | 7-28-22

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today took another step in his fight to protect unborn life by filing an appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals to have the Kentucky Human Life Protection Act and the Heartbeat Law reinstated in the Commonwealth. The Attorney General’s filing appeals a ruling by a Louisville judge that temporarily halted the laws last week. The Attorney General also asks that his appeal be transferred to the Supreme Court of Kentucky for immediate resolution. Read more.


UPDATE | 7-18-22

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today continued his defense of Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law.  The Attorney General asked a Jefferson Circuit Court Judge to deny a request by Kentucky’s two abortion facilities for a temporary injunction that would extend a previous order preventing enforcement of the laws against the facilities. The abortion providers claim that the laws violate a never-before-recognized state constitutional right to abortion. Read more.


UPDATE | 7-6-22

On Tuesday evening, the Ky Supreme Court denied the Emergency Motion to lift Judge Perry's injunction. We are disappointed but pressing forward. Watch for further updates.


UPDATE | 7-4-22

Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed an Appeal with the Kentucky Supreme Court. Read more. Watch for further updates.


UPDATE | 7-2-22

Judge Glenn Acree, Kentucky Court of Appeals, rejected Attorney General Daniel Cameron's appeal Saturday, July 2. Watch for further updates.


ORIGINAL POST

Following Judge Perry's TRO of the Ky Human Life Protection Act on June 30, Attorney General Daniel Cameron swiftly responded with a statement and an Emergency Motion filed with the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

His statement reads, in part:

“In the wake of an historic victory for life at the nation’s highest court, today, one judge in Kentucky has, without basis in the Kentucky Constitution, allowed two clinics to resume abortions. We cannot let the same mistake that happened in Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years ago, to be made again in Kentucky. We will be seeking relief from this order..."

Read more.

The Motion asks the Appeals Court to enter a temporary order setting aside the restraining order entered by Jefferson Circuit Court's Judge Perry.

It states: It is black letter law in Kentucky that “non-enforcement of a duly-enacted statute constitutes irreparable harm to the public and the government."

Read more.

Thank you, General Cameron!


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UPDATE | 7-7-22

KRTL prayed outside the Jefferson Co. Justice Center and attended the full 'bench' trial on July 6. For now--- Abortion services will remain available in Kentucky while a judge considers whether to grant an injunction blocking two state laws that would obstruct access to the procedure. Watch for updates.


MEDIA STATEMENT provided by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL | 6-30-22

Last week, pro-life Kentuckians and Americans rejoiced at the ending of five-decades of federal judicial overreach as Roe v Wade was overturned in the Dobbs decision.

Sadly today, Judge Mitch Perry with the Kentucky 30th Circuit Court, 3rd Division, issued a temporary restraining order that will now allow Kentucky’s two Louisville-based abortion facilities to resume the taking of innocent life.

“We are deeply troubled by this ruling because it clearly circumvents the bipartisan Human Life Protection Act that was overwhelming passed by the Kentucky State Legislature in 2019, and became enforceable last Friday with the United States Supreme Court’s decision which overturned Roe v Wade.

“Judge Perry by issuing this order is allowing the reinstatement of abortions at Planned Parenthood and EMW Center”, said Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, Kentucky Right to Life.

“We fully support Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his team as they continue to defend this law and protect the lives of the innocent unborn children in our Commonwealth through the judicial process,” Wuchner added.

The action taken today by one judge further underscores the importance of saying Yes for Life by passing Constitutional Amendment #2 that will be on the Kentucky ballot this coming November 8th.


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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 24, 2022) – Kentucky Right to Life Executive Director Addia Wuchner released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization:



“Today, our nation rights one of its most terrible wrongs. The prayers of millions of prolife Americans have been answered as our legal system begins to recognize the rights, dignity and humanity of every precious child. Roe was wrong the day it was handed down, and today’s decision sets course for a new generation of life in America.
 

“For 50 years, Kentucky Right to Life has been the face of the Commonwealth’s ProLife Movement as a proud and prayerful witness for humanity in the public square. Our mission continues to be changing hearts and saving lives.



“We rejoice today in this long-awaited victory. But now our work to uphold the cause of life truly begins.


“This November, every Kentucky voter will have the chance to stand up for our prolife values and vote Yes for Life. This ProLife Constitutional Amendment is critical to guaranteeing we don’t fall victim to another tragedy of judicial activism like Roe here in Kentucky. Voting YES on Constitutional Amendment Number Two is our opportunity ensure no judge puts his own politics above the will of the people and invents a right to abortion in our Commonwealth.



“In the coming months, Kentucky Right to Life and our partners in the Yes for Life Alliance will tirelessly engage prolife Kentuckians in every corner of our Commonwealth on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


“To ensure that today’s celebration isn’t undercut by a judge who doesn’t speak for Kentucky, we need everyone to vote Yes on Constitutional Amendment Number Two. Together, we can officially make Kentucky a bold, prolife state this November.”


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Addia has provided interviews for too many media to count. The news coverage of this SCOTUS decision is global and bigger than 9/11. President Biden has said: “This fall, let’s elect more senators and representatives who will codify a women’s right to choose into law once again.” KRTL says: Vote YES for LIFE and elect pro-life candidates!

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by Addia Wuchner, KRTL Executive Director

With the potential overturn of Roe v Wade in shouting distance, the media is hungry for news and comments. We accommodate all news outlets without bias.

Unfortunately we can’t report that all the news people and platforms are open to our views even while we respond to their questions. This is made clear when they alter our words to fit their official narrative.

For example, we often use the term ‘abortion facility’ but they change it to ‘reproductive healthcare clinic.’ We use the term ‘surgical abortion’ to define abortions that require the use of instruments to crush the heads and and to scrape the body parts of pre-born babies from mothers’ wombs. They use the term ‘abortion procedure.’

In fact, surgical instruments may be required as early as 12 weeks if the fetus’ head will not pass through the birth canal unless crushed. Up to 14 weeks the abortion may be accomplished by suction aspiration, but after that the normal procedure is Dilation and Evacuation, D&E, using curette steel instruments.

The American College of ObGyns (ACOG) has an Abortion Language Guide which directs its members not to use the term ‘Dismemberment Ban’, for example, but instead to say, ‘Dilation and Evacuation Ban.’

Their Guide says doctors should not say ‘womb’ but ‘uterus’; don’t say ‘partial-birth-abortion,’ just say ‘intact dilation & evacuation.’

We use the term ‘chemical’ for abortions that are done by RU486 or abortion pill regimens. They use ‘medical’ to avoid the implication that harsh chemicals are involved. However, you can see in the screenshot below from the National Institute of Health website that harsh chemicals are used.

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In addition to the ACOG Guide, the Associated Press Style Book provides a ‘style book’ for the news media. It’s a conspiracy!

A pro-life author who submits a piece taking a position against abortion will see the words “pro-life” changed to “anti-abortion,” because the AP Stylebook instructs, “Use anti-abortion instead of pro-life and pro-abortion rights instead of pro-abortion or pro-choice.” It goes on, “Avoid abortionist,” saying the term “connotes a person who performs clandestine abortions.”

Roe says VIABILITY is the test for when abortions may be performed. Yet we now have legislators, doctors and states that advise or permit abortion of full-term babies, even those alive outside the womb, that is, VIABLE. How unbelievable!

Thank you pro-lifers for supporting our work during this critical time in Kentucky and in America. KRTL has been bombarded this entire year with more than 40 requests for interviews and statements.

I accommodate these in person, in the office, on zoom, at media locations or wherever— to be sure that our Kentucky Right to Life is front and center on the abortion controversy. I want to bring a thoughtful and caring expression so that we will help to build a culture of life in our morally devastated nation and world. We count on your support for this work.

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by Addia Wuchner, KRTL Executive Director

There is a ‘before’ and ‘after’ time period for Kentucky pro-life legislation.

Our original executive director, Margie Montgomery, and Mike Janocik, our hard-working legislative liaison for 25 years, were on a devoted mission to present ideas and to help pass pro-life laws.

Their efforts were rewarded from the late 1970s through 2004. After that a dozen years passed without any progress, because though pro-life bills would be faithfully introduced by pro-life legislators, they never made it out of the House Health & Family Services Committee whose leadership was Democrat.

KRTL persistence paid off when Kentucky became a Republican Trifecta in 2016 following the Bevin win in 2015. Pro-life bills began to sail through both Houses and babies were feeling the joy of all pro-lifers. Perhaps the next five+ years will see LESS need for pro-life legislation.

With the bills passed during the past five years, one would expect a decrease in numbers of abortions in Kentucky but instead we have seen instead an increase. This may reflect the intense legal fights that prevented some laws from taking effect. It could reflect that abortion-pill deaths were not carefully reported prior to the passage of Sen. Robbie Mills’ bill to require abortion pill reporting. It does reflect that a second abortion facility opened in 2020 when Andy Beshear became governor. He ruled that Planned Parenthood could provide abortions though the Transfer Agreement litigation was not settled. In that year we see a sizable increase in numbers of chemical abortions.

As well, the law cannot change hearts, yet it has great influence. Many of our teens, young adults and many who are much older perceive that abortion is OK because, after all, it is the law of the land.

But what if Roe is overturned? Our hope would be that many would be surprised that it was bad law— it should never have become the ruling standard requiring the states to follow its lead.

The human heart and conscience can be damaged when burdened with misleading information that is continually presented in a favorable light. Thus have many in our country become sociopathic in respect to the value of human life.

On the new horizon

Kentucky Right to Life’s mission has always been twofold; for 50 years KRTL has been the face of the ProLife Movement in the Commonwealth. We have worked diligently with legislators to changes laws that protect innocent life and the most vulnerable our midst. At the same time we have been actively engaged as the public witness for life, initiating multifaceted educational programs to teach that the preborn child is not a mass of cells, but an unique individual, small and forming, just beginning the journey we have each made.

Because we understand the critical importance to change hearts, over a year ago we adopted an updated and enhanced mission statement, “Changing Hearts-Saving Lives”!

Kentucky Right to Life is hard at work to develop new programs and events that will help to educate, advocate and convert those with doubts to the side of LIFE. Thank you for your support during this critical moment in history.


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by Addia Wuchner, Execuive Director, KRTL

This November, every Kentuckian will have the opportunity to take action for our PROLIFE values! By voting Yes for Life, we can all make clear there is no right to abortion or funding for abortions in Kentucky’s Constitution.

November may seem far off, but we need YOU to join us as we kick off “Yes for Life Kentucky” TODAY, with a ProLife media blitz!

We are asking all of our KRTL Families, Friends, Supporters and Chapters to join us for the Yes for Life Social Media Blitz! Let’s blanket the Kentucky media with our message!

Please PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT for Kentucky’s ProLife Constitutional Amendment and encourage your friends and family to do the same. You can take part on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform. Below you’ll find a graphic and suggested text.

It is easy, all you have to do is post, share and repost— TODAY!

WHAT:
Yes for Life Social Media Blitz
WHEN:
Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
WHY:
Help every pro-life Kentuckian pledge their vote for Constitutional Amendment #2 - Yes for Life
HOW:
Post the social media content and graphic we’ve included below on Facebook and Twitter. You also can pull a graphic from the Yes for Life Facebook page.

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Examples of what to post

Facebook:

  • On November 8, 2022, I’m voting YES on Constitutional Amendment #2, the #YesforLife Amendment, to send a clear message: There is no right to an abortion or the funding for abortions in #Kentucky’s Constitution.
  • Pledge your YES vote now on the Yes for Life site.
  • This November, we can write our #prolife values into #Kentucky’s Constitution. Vote YES on Constitutional Amendment #2, the #YesforLife Amendment, to stand for the sanctity of all life. Pledge your YES vote for #YesforLifeKY: https://www.yesforlifeky.com/
  • Will you join me in voting YES for Life on November 8, 2022? By voting YES on Constitutional Amendment #2, the #YesforLife Amendment, we can make our #Kentucky Constitution reflect our bold #prolife values. Pledge your vote today: https://www.yesforlifeky.com/

Twitter:

  • On November 8, 2022, I’m voting YES on Constitutional Amendment #2, the #YesforLife Amendment, to send a clear message: There is no right to an abortion or the funding for abortions in #Kentucky’s most sacred document.
  • Pledge your YES vote now on the Yes for Life site.
  • Will you join me in voting YES for Life on November 8, 2022? By voting YES on Constitutional Amendment #2, the Yes for Life Amendment, we can make our KY Constitution reflect our bold #prolife values. Pledge your vote today: https://www.yesforlifeky.com/
  • KYians have stood up for the sanctity of life in their homes, churches & communities. On November 8, 2022, we can protect life at the ballot box! Vote YES on Constitutional Amendment #2 to say KY’s Constitution does NOT protect the right to an abortion. https://www.yesforlifeky.com/

Thank you in advance for your commitment to protecting future generations!


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Bob ScottBob brings over 30 years of successful management experience across many organizations to our team. He has worked in Frankfort and around the Commonwealth serving the pro-life and pro-family mission. Most importantly, he brings his passion, talents and commitment to share and expand our mission to uphold the sanctity of life.

Bob holds a degree in Communications from Morehead State University. He and his wife Caroline reside in Shelby County with their four children. Caroline is co-host of the Jim and Caroline morning show on WJIE Christian radio in Louisville.

“I’m incredibly excited and blessed to be joining Addia and the Kentucky Right to Life team for a time such as this. God is so very good,” Bob says of his new role. Please join us in welcoming Bob Scott!


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

Thank you, ProLife Kentuckians, for demonstrating your unwavering commitment to elect ProLife public servants this past Tuesday to serve as your voice in Frankfort.

In the days and months ahead, we have a tremendous amount of work to accomplish— and it appears we will be spending much of our time in the Courts and as well as raising funds to pass Kentucky’s ProLife “Yes for Life” Amendment in November.

HB3, The Humanity in HealthCare Act 2022, remains in the Courts. While we are disappointed in Judge Jennings’ ruling on May 19, and the extension of the order in favor of Planned Parenthood and EMW, it is far from over. Our Kentucky Attorney General Cameron and the Appellate Team in his office will be reviewing the decision and preparing next steps.

Meanwhile, we are awaiting our date to appear before the Sixth Circuit US Court of Appeals for our joint Buffer Zone lawsuit. And Kentucky, as well as the entire Nation is awaiting the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs… No time to rest ProLife Kentucky! We have much work to do. Thank you for your support.


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by Addia Wuchner, Executive Director, KRTL

With the ‘draft’ version of the SCOTUS decision on Roe v. Wade leaked on Politico, we are thinking through the potential ramifications. Will Kentucky’s ‘Trigger Law’, established in 2019 through HB148, be set off in the very near future to ban all abortions? WHOA! We do not yet know whether the Roe ‘draft’ ruling will be the final one.

The Abortion issue has become knotty, and the KY laws regulating it reflect a circuitous landscape. In fact, the many Amicus briefs submitted to urge the high court to reverse Roe in the Dobbs case, cite hundreds of cases that conflict because of varying interpretations of Roe in state and federal courts.

The section of the Kentucky Revised Statutes that was revised to include HB148 states that KY will ban all abortions, medical and surgical, should Roe v Wade be reversed, or should another constitutional amendment be passed. If this occurs, we will say, “It’s Springtime in the Commonwealth!”

This triggering effect ideally would eliminate the need for the current HB3 regulations. However, there was a stipulation in the 2019 law that its ban of abortions would be effective “relative to the appropriation of Medicaid funds.” If the President should issue an executive order or the Congress pass a statute that would require a state to fund abortion in “limited circumstances” to remain eligible to receive federal Medicaid funds, then the bullet would be deflected in some instances, to the best of our understanding.

We cannot know what the new landscape will look like, especially at the rate the Biden administration issues new orders. We do know that adding the Yes-for-Life Amendment to Kentucky’s Constitution will be needed. It states: To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion. This amendment PREVENTS a misinterpretation of existing law, as the Roe decision effected in the US Constitution. Please keep this in mind when you go to the polls in the fall and help spread the word!

Meanwhile, our pro-life Attorney General Cameron is defending HB3, and the Monday, May 2, hearing ended in Judge Jenning’s statement that she would issue a ruling of a partial injunction very soon. Both sides agreed that certain of the Humanity in Healthcare Act’s stipulations can be immediately enforced.

Following the Judge’s Order, both sides agreed to extend the amount of time for answers or responsive pleadings. The State will have until June 2nd to file an answer and the Plaintiffs— Planned Parenthood, EMW and the ACLU, will then have until June 23rd to respond.

Addia and Nancy and the opposition

As you can note from the photos, opposition to HB3 was vociferous with a powerful bullhorn, but our pro-life supporters brought a peaceful witness for Life. I am so proud of all pro-lifers for your steady, loving, persistent, effective work to put an end to Roe v Wade and abortion. I am very close to saying, “Congratulations, you have won!” But we await the orderly application of American law.

Watch the video of the news conference that followed the court hearing here.



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8/3/2022 8:34:22 PM
Kentucky is not Kansas!
8/2/2022 1:21:14 PM
On Monday evening Judge Larry Thompson granted an emergency 'stay' that will spare the lives of Kentucky unborn babies scheduled to be terminated by abortion on Tuesday!
7/30/2022 2:14:38 PM
Activist judges are trying new ways to protect abortion in a post-Roe America.
7/22/2022 8:17:05 PM
Abortion continues in Kentucky
7/16/2022 5:30:56 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water--
7/9/2022 1:37:29 PM
Abortion the top priority of Biden administration
7/1/2022 5:25:55 PM
Bold action in an Emergency Motion
7/1/2022 3:12:07 PM
Legal whiplash recoils on innocent human lives
6/24/2022 3:40:46 PM
Beyond monumental! Roe is overturned!
6/15/2022 6:50:16 PM
Kentucky Right to Life is in the news!
6/15/2022 6:09:55 PM
We hope that the abortion narrative is changing, and we want to change hearts as lives are saved.
6/7/2022 12:03:39 PM
Join us in a media blast today!
5/20/2022 7:36:03 PM
Kentucky Right to Life is very pleased to welcome Bob Scott!
5/20/2022 7:29:03 PM
Never a dull moment
5/9/2022 1:04:08 PM
HB3 went gone to court the same week the SCOTUS Roe decision was leaked

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