Right to Life of Louisville, the driving force behind many KRLA events, has NEWS!

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Schu Montgomery, Opinion contributor | Published 6:34 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019 | Courier-Journal OPINION

On the opening day of the National Right to Life Convention in Charleston this past July, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster told an enthusiastic luncheon crowd, “I believe time and history are on our side.”

A Gallup poll had just been released showing a whopping 60% of respondents said abortion should be legal in “only a few circumstances" (39%) or “illegal in all circumstances" (21%). That was a jump of 7 percentage points from just a year earlier.

Grossly underreported, though, even ignored by the media, has been the surge of support among Americans who will “only vote for a candidate who shares their pro-life view on abortion.” As has been the case in practically every election cycle since Roe v. Wade in 1973, the percentage of “single-issue” pro-life voters has outpaced "single-issue" abortion-rights voters by anywhere from 6 to 9 percentage points. In 2016, the numbers were 23% to 17% — a 6-point advantage. Today, the gap is 9 points — 35% to 26%.

Could this dramatic shift reflect American outrage over aggressive efforts by Democrats to make abortion policy more permissive in states like New York, Vermont and Illinois? Or maybe more and more Americans are learning how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has blocked more than 80 times now, floor votes on the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which would give legal rights to newborn infants who survive failed abortions. (The Center for Disease Control reports 143 babies died after being born alive during botched abortions between 2003 and 2014.)

Possibly, the word is getting out (no thanks to the mainstream media), too, that certain politicians are apparently just fine with late-term abortions and even post-birth deaths, in spite of polls consistently showing huge majorities favoring the anti-infanticide reform measure.

Indeed, there is virtue in single-mindedness when choosing who to vote for when casting your ballot. The suffragists are a perfect example. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul (incidentally, all strong abortion opponents) and others believed in the promises of liberty guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence and made possible through the amendment process of the Constitution.

You better believe women, like the founding feminists, demanded Americans focus on a single issue. The Democrat-led 65th Congress failed to legislate a woman’s right to vote. So, in the next Congress, Democrats were swept out of power and Republicans led the victory for women’s rights instead.

Abortion, as a single issue, is the most compelling issue facing America today. The right to life for all members of the human family is the most important right guaranteed by our Founding Fathers. As concerned citizens elect candidates on their willingness to protect human life, presidents, legislators and judges will begin to restore protection to the unborn and end abortion on demand.

The anti-abortion movement has been successful in passing life-saving measures including mandatory informed consent and a ban on late-term abortion due, in part, to its uncompromising stance when evaluating candidates. Without the right to life, no other right is possible, or has meaning. A candidate unwilling to rectify the terrible injustice perpetrated by abortionists (killing a defenseless preborn child), should be disqualified from holding public office.

The gravity of restoring the civil right to life to unborn children is especially salient in the Kentucky governor’s race. Republican Matt Bevin has fearlessly defended the most vulnerable. For example, the bill he signed into law requiring abortionists to give women opportunity to view an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion, was upheld by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. A judicial appointment by President Donald Trump made all the difference! Elections do have consequences.

Yet, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear, as attorney general, refused to defend that very law in the courts, an egregious shirking of his constitutional responsibilities.

If the civil rights of the unborn throughout the nine months of pregnancy are to be restored, then our obligation to vote for candidates who hold the right to life inviolate, becomes as important as democracy itself.

As the late Judge John Noonan so aptly said, “Once or twice in a century an Issue arises … so far-reaching in its consequences and so deep in its foundations that it calls every person to take a stand.”

Vote pro-life on Nov. 5!

Schu Montgomery is on the board of directors of Right to Life of Louisville and is a teacher at Holy Angels Academy.


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National Right to Life News | Dave Andrusko | October 4, 2019

The Supreme Court announced this morning that it has agreed to hear Louisiana's Act 620, the 2014 law that requires abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital in case of emergencies.

The justices will likely hear oral arguments this winter with a decision coming in June 2020.

The High Court met this week to decide what cases it will hear this term. So far, it has not announced whether it will consider the component of Indiana's HE 1337 that requires abortionists to provide women with the opportunity to view an ultrasound of their child at least 18 hours prior to performing abortion.

“We look forward to the Supreme Court reviewing Louisiana's 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,” said Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director for Louisiana Right to Life. “Abortion facilities should not be provided loopholes when it comes to health and safety standards that apply across the board to outpatient surgical facilities.”

Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, told NRL News Today, “The abortion industry says abortion is safe yet they oppose any and all regulations that attempt to protect women seeking an abortion.” Tobias added, “I hope members of the Supreme Court will ask themselves, What is wrong with these abortionists that they can't get admitting privileges at a local hospital?

Read more.


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Samara Heavrin will run for election to Tim Moore’s office on Nov. 5. Visit her website!

Legislators addressed the KRLA conference and took questions.

  • Tim Moore has resigned his office and Samara Heavrin is running to be the District 18 State Representative. Moore leaves to become the head of Lamb & Lion Ministries in Texas.
  • Samara Heavrin interned for U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie before joining U. S. Senator Rand Paul’s staff as a Staff Assistant. Most recently she has served on State Treasurer Allison Ball’s staff as Unclaimed Property Director.
  • Russell Webber will become the leader of the Legislature’s Pro-life Caucus, with Sen. Robbie Mills as the vice chairman.
  • This upcoming election and the 2020 elections are very critical. “This pro-life issue informs all others. It is a bellwether issue for a legislator. If they are outspoken pro-lifers, they will vote as conservatives on other key issues.”
  • We can look for at least three bills to be filed by pro-life legislators and probably others. Rep. Joe Fischer will be introducing a constitutional amendment to end abortion in Kentucky.

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Mike Fichter, CEO of Indiana RTL, Host of LoveX2 podcast on Apple Podcasts (Facebook too), and author of many pro-life books, warned about Planned Parenthood on a mission.

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  • Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) formerly had a budget of $15M, but after its “merger” (takeover) with PP of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI), the budget includes $90M in financial resources.
  • Ky. and Ind. have become a “test market” for PP. They saw our states as abortion deserts with aggressive pro-lifers in charge, and they believe that if they can “break the back” of our pro-life majority, they can achieve the same goal in any state of the union.
  • Their plan is outlined in “Care For All” — See here.
    The document begins:
    There’s no way to sugarcoat it. With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, we are likely to see the further erosion of Roe v. Wade in the very near future. There are 13 abortion-related cases that are just one step away from the Supreme Court, and 20 states are poised to ban abortion should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
  • The “Care For All” Plan is to:
    1. Expand regional access and “virtual” access through telemedicine.
    2. Partner with coalitions and advocates to ensure a network of states where abortion will still be legal whatever SCOTUS may rule.
    3. Work to destigmatize abortion in the media and in the popular culture “including working with the music, fashion, movie and television industries”… and with content creators (etc). (This tactic is already in play by Whole Women’s Health as well. http://shiftstigma.org/)
  • PP’s strategy is also to drain state resources through taking us to court as pro-life laws are passed.

Be alert, pro-lifers. Do ALL that you can to preserve our state’s pro-life majority in the legislature and in state offices.


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The KRLA State Conference was held September 28 in E-town. See the slideshow and more info here. This post and the following two will present a wrap up of the presentations.

The keynoter was Rita Marker, an attorney and patients rights advocate. Her talk brought to light:

  • Compassion & Choices continues its dark mission to enable everyone to end his/her life on their own terms. In Kentucky C&C has over 6,000 volunteers to help promote Doctor-Assisted Suicide (DAS).
  • DAS legally is not murder but is suicide, yet this is only a change of words in order to change public understanding and acceptance. The physician prescribes the barbiturates but does not administer them. The cause of death is always noted as an underlying illness. It may not be known who actually administered the fatal cocktail.
  • Beware of POLST directives. They may be used in place of a legal Advance Directive document. Read more on this here.
  • More states are passing DAS legislation each year. Only several days ago a bill was introduced in Wisconsin to that end. It will be much easier to oppose DAS today than to march against it after it has become state law. Be vigilant.
  • We find that initially states set many safeguards against abuse of the law, but these are later set aside as “barriers.” The “option” is popular with insurance companies seeking the least expensive way to manage patient expense.

Please access a copy of the Kentucky Will to Live here. It will guide you to create a pro-life advance directive. You will find lots of helpful information on the PatientsRightsCouncil.org website.

See Rita below on Fox News— a vintage clip.



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