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Numerous candidates are running for POTUS. In all, there are four write-in candidates, one Libertarian, two Independents, one Democrat and one Republican.
We are hearing from friends about pro-lifers who say they cannot decide which candidate is best. Example from Joel Belz, founder, World Magazine (about), who has penned:
So it didn’t take long, after the Democrats chose Joe Biden as their presidential candidate for the current cycle, for some of us to conclude that it was impossible for us to support him. The reasons reach now from his comprehensive commitment to the pro-abortion movement to his selection of demonstrably leftist Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
The debate among us concerning a vote to renew Donald Trump’s lease on the White House was more problematic. We were grateful for his appointment of hundreds of right-thinking personnel (especially to the judiciary and bloated regulatory bureaucracy). Our applause meter leaped as he nudged other nations’ governments to take up their share of leading the world. He seems bold in supporting educational choice. But we were stressed— again and again— at the president’s utter carelessness with facts, his rudeness and crudeness, and his mocking disdain for his opponents and sometimes even for his friends.
Bottom line: No way could I withhold my vote from Biden and then— with virtually the same set of standards— give a pass to President Trump.
Will I turn in a blank ballot? No way. Will I write in someone like Nikki Haley or Kay James? Maybe. I’ve still got a few days to resolve such important issues. (Read more.)
Mr. Belz, please consider: A personality trait (that many see as being incisive not crude, or simply crying out for media fairness) is not on a par with destroying innocent human life.
One hears on radio and TV that churches or their priests or pastors are not permitted to endorse a political candidate because it is counter to their non-profit status. Some churches are corporations, but most are not.
As well, when President Trump took office, he signed an executive order to state that churches and other religious groups could engage in politics without endangering their tax-exempt status. (Read more.)
Both Catholic and Protestant church leaders have endorsed President Trump based on his pro-life record.
On Oct. 19, LifeSiteNews reported that the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter pointed out that any Catholic who supports abortion Democratic candidate Joe Biden ‘would be in proximate cooperation with evil.’ Search LifeSiteNews for other statements from other church leaders. Also, on Oct. 19, a priest, Rev. Eduardo Ortiz Santiago, called for Christians to vote for President Trump.
Pastor John MacArthur of ‘mega-church’ Grace Community in Los Angeles has stated, “A real Christian cannot vote Democratic because you are voting to continue the slaughter of babies… believers will vote for Trump.” James Dobson will vote for Trump. Southern Seminary’s Albert Mohler will vote for Trump.
There are also Jewish organizations and rabbis who promote a pro-life ethic. Please see the Carousel for Life on this website for examples of religious organizations for Life.
The Right to Life is nondenominational and bases its pro-life work on the founding documents of the U.S. We welcome members from all religious backgrounds if they uphold the Right to Life.
We urge all Americans to vote for President Trump, whose record in office shows Respect for Life. In fact, President Trump is the most pro-life president in our history! For a list of President Trump’s pro-life accomplishments, see here.
We wonder why the social media is censoring President Trump’s tweets etc. but not Biden’s posts.
It is obvious this nation is on a precipice. It will make real and sad differences in our everyday lives if a Biden-Harris ticket wins. Please don’t split the vote! We would still have our pro-life governor had it not been for so many who voted for the Libertarian candidate.
Attention pro-lifers! Please visit this young lady’s YouTube channel and subscribe, give a thumbs up and share!
This news is now broadly announced on many websites. LifeNews.com has a summary of the Ruling:
Because of the ruling, Planned Parenthood and EMW, the only two abortion facilities in the state, will have to either enter agreements with local hospitals, apply for waivers or close.
KRLA thanks Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his role in achieving this breakthrough.
A GOOD surprise for pro-lifers was announced late yesterday (10-16-20): The Sixth Circuit Appeals Court upheld Kentucky’s Transfer Agreement Law! An excerpt from the Courier-Journal story follows.
A federal appeals panel has upheld a controversial Kentucky abortion law that opponents argued officials had used to try to close down the commonwealth's only abortion clinic and prevent another from opening.
In a 2-1 vote, the panel for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Kentucky may require abortion clinics to obtain signed agreements with hospitals and ambulance services to transport and admit patients in an emergency.
In doing so, the panel struck down the 2018 decision by U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers that such rules were unnecessary and posed an undue burden on women seeking abortions. Stivers' ruling followed a legal challenge by EWM Women's Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.
The decision comes more than a year after the case was argued before the 6th Circuit panel in Cincinnati.
Despite Planned Parenthood not having a Transfer Agreement and the case being actively litigated, Gov. Beshear issued it a license to perform abortions earlier this year. Judge Stivers had permitted the EMW to remain open, since at the time it was Ky's only abortion clinic. Though both entities had tried to obtain a Transfer Agreement with a Louisville hospital, neither had been able to.
Stay tuned as we update this very significant and exciting news!
We’ve been looking for a special headline on the front page of the Courier-Journal, as one would expect for significant news about a community icon. We want to see one that mentions the retirement of Margie Montgomery from her role as executive director of Kentucky and Louisville Right to Life, and the Ky RTL Educational Foundation.
Margie, a faithful reader of the C-J, was nearly always contacted by a C-J reporter for input about pro-life issues, of which there have been many over the years.
Do you have a Trump/Pence sign in your front yard? Or, maybe the question should be: DID you have a Trump/Pence sign?
A number of pro-life members and friends have reported that theirs were either vandalized or stolen. In broad daylight. On busy roads.
The gentleman pictured desires to remain anonymous but wants to report that his large sign was stolen once and on two other occasions his signs were ruined by spray paint. He has resorted to guarding the large sign in uniform, and he added the smaller ones to make a point. He lives in eastern Jefferson County.
There are many online news stories and YouTube videos about Trump yard signs being stolen and some stories about Biden sign theft.
Any campaign sign must not be placed between the sidewalk and the road or in the right-of-way, and the person who steals a sign from a yard can be punished with a fine or even face jail time.
With the October 8 decision by the Supreme Court to allow abortion pills to be sold by mail AGAINST FDA REGULATIONS, there are sure to be many home abortions until the matter is fully decided. Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented.
The district court judge who ruled that the pandemic makes it necessary for women (nationwide) to get pills without seeing a doctor in person has been advised by SCOTUS to “review his ruling and issue a new order within 40 days.” The case will then be revisited, and as stated on the SCOTUS blog, by the time … the proceedings return to the Supreme Court, the court may have welcomed a ninth member.
The SCOTUS blog further noted that “Thursday’s order may well reflect a compromise in the wake of the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which left the court with only eight members.” This makes it sound like RBG’s death was honored by letting women handle their own abortions, a pathetic footnote in the annals of abortion lore.
As reported in the recently published 2019 abortion statistics, of 3,664 abortions performed in Ky, 3,249 were done when the pre-born baby was from 1-10 weeks gestation.
On the Planned Parenthood website, it is stated:
- For people who are 9-10 weeks pregnant, it [the abortion pill] works about 91-93 out of 100 times. If you're given an extra dose of medicine, it works about 99 out of 100 times.
- For people who are 10-11 weeks pregnant, it works about 87 out of 100 times. If you're given an extra dose of medicine, it works about 98 out of 100 times.
- The abortion pill usually works, but if it doesn’t, you can take more medicine or have an in-clinic abortion to complete the abortion.
Note, the FDA rules require that the abortion pill be provided in-person by a medical professional to a woman UP TO 10 WEEKS of pregnancy. So, why does PP stretch it to 11 weeks?
It seems likely that many of Ky’s abortions are already done at home. But at least up to last week, the woman was required to see a physician in a clinic for evaluation and some emergency assistance. And, by law, the doctor was required to tell the patient about the Abortion Reversal Pill. That law passed in Ky in 2019. Some ladies have reported that they were never told about it. We doubt that the advisory will be included with the abortion pills received by mail.
For a time, and perhaps from now on, abortion is a DIY, do-it-yourself procedure.
How can we spread the GOOD word that a medical abortion can be reversed?
Know the facts! When you have the opportunity to share information, be sure your friends and acquaintances learn that if a woman changes her mind after taking the abortion pill, she can go online to AbortionPillReversal.com. She should call the Emergency Phone, 877.558.0333.
Currently, this service can recommend one pregnancy center and three physicians in Kentucky who are in the Abortion Pill Rescue Network and able to prescribe progesterone to a client wishing to reverse an abortion.
This is a safe procedure. See more information here.
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The KRLA PAC ALERT Voter Guide has only three recommendations on judges. A short bench! It can be hard to discover whether or not a judge is pro-life.
A judge must run as a non-partisan, so unless we hear from a person who knows them or knows someone who does, or the candidate makes it clear, we cannot know their views on the sanctity of life. Likewise, KRLA cannot endorse any judge due to the non-partisan nature of the race. We only recommend when we have trusted information. Let us know when you have a tip! We will verify your information.
All judges’ positions in Ky are elected offices, but if a judge departs a seat before the end of the term, the new U.S. District or Appeals Court judges will be appointed by the U.S. president, and the Ky Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Circuit Court, Family Court or District Court vacancies will be filled by appointment of the governor. Their nominations or appointments are based on lists received from the judicial nominating commissions.
Ky has an Eastern and Western district plus a temporary judge who can serve if a sitting judge becomes disabled. There are seven Supreme Court and Court of Appeals districts, 57 circuit court districts and 60 Judicial districts. The graphic shows the seven districts of Ky’s Supreme and Appeals Courts.
The candidates recommended in the PAC ALERT include:
|District||Divison||Judge Candidate||Bench Seat|
|7||Robert B. Conley||Seeking to become an Eastern District Judge on Ky’s Supreme Court|
|1||1||Jenny Hines||Running for a seat on the Ky Court of Appeals|
|28||1||Teresa Whitaker||Running for Circuit Judge|
Robert Conley’s opponent, Rep. Chris Harris (D-93), is stepping down from the Ky House to run for the Supreme Court position, recruited by Gov. Beshear. Jenny Hines’ opponent, Chris McNeill, was appointed to the seat by Gov. Beshear earlier this year.
The Ballotpedia states that Whitaker’s opponent, Walt Maguire, was a family court judge for the 28th Circuit who retired on June 30, 2013. The Somerset, Ky online newspaper reports: A local retired judge is seeking an opportunity to return to the bench… Maguire acknowledged… “I’m not signing on for eight years, but I just like being involved in trying to make a difference in our communities in a positive, constructive, traditional way.” So, voting for Maguire is voting for the person who will succeed him by appointment.
Judges make so many important decisions; holding a high view of human life is essential to their role in society.
Ky has rarely had a helpful verdict in the Western District Court that hears the legal cases relating to the pro-life laws passed by our Legislature. An interesting article on the judicial role in deciding the “times, places and protocols” for congressional elections is here.
Your ballot will feature a question: Are you in favor of changing the term of Commonwealth’s Attorneys from six-year terms to eight-year terms starting in 2030, changing the terms of judges of the district court from four-year terms to eight-year terms beginning in 2022, and requiring district judges to have been licensed attorneys for at least eight years beginning in 2022 by amending the Constitution of Ky?
How will you mark your ballot?
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal Thursday to require the abortion industry to follow federal safety regulations when it sells abortion drugs to women.
The justices’ decision not to rule immediately on the Trump administration’s appeal means abortion facilities may continue to ignore Food and Drug Administration safety requirements for the abortion drug mifepristone, or Mifeprex.
No pro-life litigation will come before the Supreme Court this quarter*, however, an unresolved issue could be settled soon. The issue is the abortion pill and how to prescribe it. Unbelievable though it may seem, the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) is not opposed to women aborting themselves with pills that they order online, following online consultation, but no visit, exam, guidance or communication with a doctor in person. There are rational and serious objections to this. See here and here.
For this to be legalized, the FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy) that requires the abortion pill to be dispensed only in clinics, must be overturned by SCOTUS.
Nevertheless, in a new development, on Sept. 30 it was reported that the Honeybee Health online pharmacy is now “distributing abortion pills directly to patients within the country by mail, now legal [ed: really?] because of a recent federal court ruling… While (District Court Judge) Judge Chuang’s ruling only extends to patients seeking care during the COVID-19 health crisis plus 30 days, and the Trump administration is appealing the injunction to the U.S. Supreme Court, this window of opportunity is proving the viability of a new model of abortion health care.”
Why wait for SCOTUS? The Rule of Law continues to be ignored by those who believe they are a law unto themselves.
*Facts change quickly. See this article for possible abortion case for SCOTUS this quarter.
WHAT? KET refused to include Rhonda Palazzo in its broadcast featuring Ky’s 3rd Congressional District candidates? WHY?
Ky’s public television station, KET, has criteria for candidates to participate in the Kentucky Tonight forum: The candidate must raise or spend $50,000 by the end of the second quarter. Thanks, taxpayers, who fund a large percentage of KET’s operations, for providing a one-sided forum for the Democrats.
WKYT TV, a Lexington channel, featured a fiery debate between the 6th District Congressional candidates. See here. Maybe a Louisville station will fill the void for a 3rd District debate. ?
GET involved in walking for Rhonda. Literature campaigns are being organized. You will not knock on doors but rather simply deliver printed cards about Rhonda’s goals. YOU are needed! Please sign up here to help.
If you have not yet contacted your representative, whether congressional or state, senate or house, NOW is the time to offer your time and talent.
Rep. Jason Nemes, House D-33, Jefferson-part and Oldham-part, plans a walk for volunteers on Oct. 17 in Oldham Co. Contact Jason!
KRLA invites ENDORSED and RECOMMENDED candidates to send information that we can post to Facebook, Twitter and the Krla.org website.
Looking at Ky’s House races in the central to east districts, excluding Jefferson and Fayette counties, we find numerous incumbents. Two incumbents, Travis Brenda in D-71 and Les Yates in D-73 were defeated in the Primary. This is unusual. An incumbent ought to have an advantage. When they are unopposed, they do! The below table shows incumbents who are unopposed. All are ENDORSED by the KRLA PAC.
|52||McCreary, Pulaski-part, Wayne||Ken Unchurch||NO CONTEST|
|55||Jessamine-part, Mercer, Washington||Kim King||NO CONTEST|
|59||Oldham-part||David Osborne||NO CONTEST|
|60||Boone-part||Sal Santoro||NO CONTEST|
|61||Boone-part, Grant, Kenton-part, Scott-part||Savannah Maddox||NO CONTEST|
|71||Garrard, Madison-part, Rockcastle||Josh Bray||NO CONTEST; seat formerly held by R. Travis Brenda|
|80||Lincoln, Pulaski-part||David Meade||NO CONTEST|
|82||Laurel-part, Whitley||Regina Huff||NO CONTEST|
|83||Oldham-part||Joshua Branscum||NO CONTEST; seat formerly held by Jeff Hoover|
|85||Laurel-part, Pulaski-part||Shane Baker||NO CONTEST; replacing Tommy Turner- retired|
|86||Knox, Laurel-part||Tom Smith||NO CONTEST; replacing Jim Stewart III- retired|
|87||Bell, Harlan-part||Adam Bowling||NO CONTEST|
|98||Boyd-part, Greenup||Danny Bentley||NO CONTEST|
For the remaining districts of central and east Ky not covered in previous articles, the below table features the ENDORSED and RECOMMENDED candidates only. Some comments and links are included. If you take time to visit the candidate websites, you will be impressed. You will be encouraged to help elect pro-lifers and to vote.
|47||Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Trimble||Felicia Rayburn||Jack Couch||Felicia’s campaign website|
|49||Bullitt-part||Thomas Huff||Jonathan Cacciatore (D), Mitch Rushing (Lib)||Huff’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|50||Nelson||Chad McCoy||Kory Miller (D)||Chad’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|51||Adair, Taylor||John Carney||Richard Steele (D)||Huff’s Twitter page. He is the incumbent.|
|53||Anderson, Bullitt-part, Spencer||James A. Tipton||Dustin Burley (D)||Rep. Tipton won in 2018 against Dustin Burley (D) by 8208 votes.|
|54||Boyle, Casey||Daniel Elliott||Lydia Coffee (D)||Rep. Elliott won in 2018 against Other/Write-in votes by 7319 votes.|
|57||Franklin-part||Gary Stratton||Derrick Graham (D)||Huff’s Twitter page. Graham is the incumbent. An uphill race for Stratton|
|58||Shelby||Jennifer Decker||Will Barnett (D)||Jennifer’s campaign website. Are you in a position to endorse a candidate? Do!|
|63||Boone-part, Kenton-part||Kimberly Banta||Ashley Williams (D)||Kim’s campaign website. She is the incumbent.|
|64||Campbell-part, Kenton-part||Kimberly Poore Moser||Larry Varney (D)||Kimberly’s campaign website. She is the incumbent.|
|66||Boone-part||Ed Massey||Roberto Henriquez (D), Cristi Kendrick (Lib)||3-way race: Rep. Massey beat Henriquez and several other candidates in 2018 handily|
|67||Campbell-part||LeAnna Homandberg||Rachel Roberts (D)||LeAnna’s campaign website. Rachel is the incumbent.|
|68||Campbell-part||Joe Fischer||Nancy Bardgett (D)||Joe’s campaign website. He is the incumbent. Sponsor of many pro-life bills.|
|69||Boone-part, Kenton-part||Adam Koenig||Ryan Neaves (D), Bill Mitchell (Lib)||Adam’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|70||Bracken, Fleming, Mason, Robertson||William Lawrence||Craig Miller (D)||William’s campaign website. Youngest candidate? Great!|
|72||Bath, Bourbon, Fayette (Part), Nicholas||Matthew Koch||Todd Neace (D)||Matthew’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|73||Clark, Madison-part||Ryan Dotson||Kenneth Blair (D)||Ryan’s Facebook page. Ryan won against the incumbent.|
|74||Menifee, Montgomery, Powell||David Hale||Jeff Spradling (D)||David’s Facebook page. He is the incumbent.|
|78||Harrison, Pendleton, Scott-part||Mark Hart||James Toller (Lib)||Mark’s Facebook page. He is the incumbent.|
|81||Madison-part||Deanna Frazier||Mike Eaves (D)||Deanna’s campaign website. She is the incumbent.|
|84||Harlan-part, Perry||Chris Fugate||Kenneth Hall (D)||Fugue’s Twitter page. He is the incumbent.|
|90||Clay, Laurel-part, Leslie||Derek Lewis||Ralph Hoskins (D)||Derek’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|91||Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Madison-part, Owsley||Billy Wesley||Paula Clemons-Combs (D)||Billy’s Facebook page. Billy’s video is great! It’s on our PAC page.|
|92||Knott, Magoffin, Pike-part||John Blanton||Ancel Smith (D)||John’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|93||Martin, Pike-part||Norma Kirk-McCormick||Rod Varney (D)||Norma’s Facebook page.|
|96||Carter, Lawrence||Patrick Flannery||Kathy Hinkle (D)||Patrick’s Facebook page. Kathy is the incumbent.|
|97||Johnson, Morgan, Wolfe||Bobby McCool||Will Hurst (D)||Bobby’s campaign website. He is the incumbent.|
|99||Elliott, Lewis, Rowan||Richard White||Bill Redwine (D)||Rep. White won a 2020 special election against the same candidate.|
|100||Nelson||Scott Sharp||Terri Branham Clark (D)||More about Scott. Terri is the incumbent.|
By law the Vital Statistics Branch must publish Ky’s abortion statistics for the calendar year by September 30. The 2019 Report shows an increase of 460 abortions at the EMW clinic over 2018. This increase may reflect that the Abortion Pill Reporting Requirements Law was passed in 2019.
Hospital abortions would be those to save the mother’s life, we assume.
The Report shows that women ages 20-24 have the most abortions with those 25-29 a close second place.
Of the 3,664 abortions in Ky in 2019, 1248 or 34% were for black women.
College-educated women led the way in numbers of abortions: 1,866 with 1-4 years, and those with 5+years had 243.
For a close count of abortions done at EMW in 2020, see the reports from the sidewalk counselors transcribed by KRLA on this website.
The Ky House Districts are apportioned based on population. Our state representatives speak for an average of 43,394 residents. The number is the population of Ky (2010 US Census) divided by 100.
Let’s look at the districts of Ky’s most populous cities, Louisville and Lexington. Eleven in Jefferson County are dead races.
|28||Jefferson-part||Charles Miller (D)||NO CONTEST|
|29||Jefferson-part||Kevin Bratcher||Suzanne Kugler (D)||Kevin is the incumbent|
|30||Jefferson-part||Tom Burch (D)||NO CONTEST|
|31||Jefferson-part||Josie Raymond (D)||NO CONTEST|
|32||Jefferson-part||G. Hunt Rounsavall Jr.||Tina Bojanowski (D)||Tina is the incumbent|
|33||Jefferson-part||Jason Nemes||Margaret Plattner (D)||Jason is the incumbent|
|34||Jefferson-part||Mary Lou Marzian (D)||NO CONTEST|
|35||Jefferson-part||Lisa Willner (D)||NO CONTEST|
|36||Jefferson-part||Jerry T. Miller||Jeff Grammer (D)||Jerry is the incumbent|
|37||Jefferson-part||Jimmy Maricle||Jeffery M. Donohue (D)||Jeffrey is the incumbent|
|38||Jefferson-part||McKenzie Cantrell (D)||NO CONTEST|
|40||Jefferson-part||Nima Kulkarni (D)||NO CONTEST|
|41||Jefferson-part||Attica Scott (D)||NO CONTEST|
|42||Jefferson-part||Reginald Meeks (D)||NO CONTEST|
|43||Jefferson-part||Pamela Stevenson (D)||NO CONTEST|
|44||Jefferson-part||Joni Jenkins (D)||NO CONTEST|
|46||Jefferson-part||Bob DeVore||Alan Gentry (D)||Alan is the incumbent|
|48||Jefferson-part||Ken Fleming||Maria Sorolis (D)||Maria is the incumbent|
In Fayette Co., three of nine candidates are unopposed.
|39||Fayette-part||Matt Lockett||Carolyn Dupont (D)||Seat previously held by Russ Meyer (D)|
|45||Fayette-part||Kilian Timoney||Shirley Mitchell (D)||Seat previously held by Stan Lee (R)|
|56||Fayette-part||Daniel Fister||Lamar Allen (D)||Seat previously held by Joe Graviss (D)|
|62||Fayette-part||Phillip Pratt||David Mayo (D)||Phillip is the incumbent|
|75||Fayette-part||Kelly Flood (D)||NO CONTEST|
|76||Fayette-part||Ruth Palumbo (D)||NO CONTEST|
|77||Fayette-part||George A. Brown, Jr. (D)||NO CONTEST|
|79||Fayette-part||Jon Larson||Susan Westrom (D)||Susan is the incumbent|
|88||Fayette-part||Aaron Yates||Cherlynn Stevenson (D)||Cherlynn is the incumbent|
So, let’s see who we can help. The KRLA Endorsed candidates are BOLDED. Those Recommended are BOLD and ITALIC. Please refer to the KRLA PAC Alert for notes on those not coded. We realize as well that some with pro-life views may not have submitted the KRLA survey for various reasons. It is very challenging to run a campaign with limited help and resources.
In the races, we find Kevin Bratcher, D-29, opposed by Suzanne Kugler, a democrat with goals for more fairness— though not for the pre-born. On her Twitter page she re-tweets Emerge Kentucky’s tweets. See more about Emerge-Ky here.
Jason Nemes, D-33, is facing Margaret Plattner, a former CEO of Planned Parenthood of Louisville and “global thinker” (from her resume) who supports United Nations’ initiatives such as the CEDAW, which KRLA and Louisville RTL actively opposed when the Louisville Metro Council proposed its endorsement.
Jerry T. Miller is running as an incumbent in D-36 which has a majority of Republicans. He serves on the Pro-life Caucus, a committee of the Ky General Assembly. His opponent is part of the coalition encompassing numerous causes relating to Democratic control of Ky and the US, which equates to aggressive abortion goals.
Jimmy Maricle is new to the candidate scene. He is running against Jeffrey Donohue (D) in D-37 which is heavily Democratic. It’s a bold move for Mr. Maricle— Let’s get out the vote for this soldier. Rep. Donohue vigorously opposed the passage of HB 67 last spring.
Bob Devore faces incumbent Alan Gentry in D-46. Find some of Bob’s goals here.
An interesting race is for D-48 which includes Prospect and other areas that were lost to a pro-abortion candidate in the Senate District 26 Special Election in June. The incumbent, Maria Sorolis, won by 326 votes against Ken Fleming in 2018. But Ken bested Maria by a sizeable margin in 2016. What happened? Maria is an Emerge-Ky candidate.
She was absent from the vote for SB9 (Born alive) last spring. In 2019 she voted AGAINST ALL FOUR PRO-LIFE BILLS which were passed into law by Gov. Bevin. Why not volunteer to walk your neighborhood for Ken, a tested and proven pro-lifer?!
In Fayette County, Lamar Allen (D) will face Dan Fister, a super pro-lifer. Other ENDORSED candidates are: Matt Lockett, Phillip Pratt and Aaron Yates.
By referring to the PAC ALERT Voter Guide, you will note that for the most part, the Democrat candidate does not respond to the PAC questionnaire. On the candidate website there may be reference to the abortion issue, but we rely on the questionnaire which is a thorough vetting of the candidate’s views.
Signing a survey that clarifies how a candidate will vote when the time comes, is what matters, along with other evidences. A person with some pro-life views may waffle at the critical moment, believing that the woman must have choices, and it is enough to simply reduce the number of abortions. This is NOT a pro-life perspective! Our endorsements state the case.
At this time, Ky’s largest cities are pro-abortion strongholds. With Gov. Beshear in office, it is likely that more abortion clinics will open.
Let’s do all we can to help elect pro-lifers. Walking your neighborhood is a great way to support a candidate. According to the Ky COVID19 website, it is mandatory to wear a face mask outdoors when you cannot maintain a physical distance of six feet from all individuals who are not members of your household (etc). The guidance says that a mask can be removed in some cases.
Don’t let COVID rules prevent your participation in actively supporting pro-life candidates! Let’s roll and let’s walk!
Last but not least! An ENDORSEMENT of Louisville Metro Council Member Marilyn Parker, D-18, is here. As noted above, a few slips may occur in coordinating the PAC ALERT Voter Guide despite our best efforts or due to a candidate’s lack of response though they may be pro-life.
In the midst of COVID19, lockdowns, murders, natural disasters, violent protests, shuttered businesses, unemployment, demonstrations against Senator McConnell and AG Cameron for their roles in facilitating the rule of law— let’s be thankful that:
✓ President Trump plans to nominate a justice to replace RBG on Saturday, 9-26-20.
✓ Christians will hold prayer rallies across the nation on that day.
✓ The Republicans have the votes to confirm the nominee before the November Election.
There is every indication we will have a conservative Supreme Court in 2020. Hallelujah!
Looking at the 100 Ky House races of 2020, in 35 districts the incumbent was not challenged. Most of the incumbents in Ky’s Nov. Election are Republicans, though Ky has more registered Democrats than Republicans.
With 1,670,789 registered voters in the most current count (8/2020), Democrats are in the cat seat in Kentucky. Republicans come in second with 1,533,095, and the Groups have 313,681. Groups include Libertarian, Independent etc.
A few examples in the western districts, with PAC endorsed candidate bolded: District 1 (Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, McCracken-part) has about 4600 more Democrats than Republicans, but incumbent Steven Rudy (R) had no challenger. District 2 (Graves, McCracken-part) has nearly 4900 more Dems, but incumbent Richard Heath (R) only faces a Libertarian candidate.
Incumbent Randy Bridges (R) in District 3 is running against Democrat Corbin Snardon. Incumbents usually win, but since this district has 6400 more Dems than Reps let’s not take it for granted. Randy lost to a Democrat in 2014.
Incumbent Lynn Bechler (R-D4) is in a 3-way race, outnumbered by Dems.
Mary Imes (R-D5), faces Davis-Roberts, an Emerge-Ky candidate. Recently Ky lost Senate District 26 to an Emerge-Ky candidate.
Chris Freeland (R-D6) is the incumbent but this district has more than 5,000 more Dems than Reps.
Incumbent Walker Thomas (R-D8) faces Pam Dossett— who is endorsed by Planned Parenthood ($$$).
An interesting race is in District 13. D. J. Johnson (R) faces the incumbent Democrat Jim Glenn Jr., who has a pro-abortion voting record. Glenn defeated Johnson in the 2018 race by one point!
It is interesting to note the number of Republicans in Blue districts. Going back some decades, Democrats elected many conservatives. Heck, U.S. Congressman Larry McDonald (D-Ga, 1970s, ‘80s) served as chairman of the John Birch Society.
Looking at the years 1980 and 1990 in the American Conservative Union (ACU) many Democrats in Congress had as high ACU numbers as Republicans. Even in 2000 about 20 Democrats had mid-range ratings of 40 or above, but by 2010, only six did.
Now in 2020, we see Rep. John DeBerry, a pro-life Democrat Tennessee state representative, running as an independent after he was ousted from the Democratic Party last spring for his views on life and marriage.
Times have changed! Most Kentuckians are pro-life.
But with the changes in how people vote due to COVID, pro-lifers must work hard to get the vote out. EACH pro-life candidate from President Trump to the local council member NEEDS our support.
10/20/2020 10:58:46 PMWe’re looking for another 10%! Go Rhonda!
10/20/2020 10:52:37 PMPro-life is Pro-Trump; here’s why.
10/20/2020 10:45:58 PMYouth with a message and mission!
10/17/2020 2:12:41 PMSixth Circuit Appeals Court upholds Ky's Transfer Agreement Law
10/17/2020 1:43:17 PMOur mentor and so much more plans to enjoy a new life.
10/14/2020 12:39:21 PMYard signs are private property.
10/14/2020 12:27:08 PMTwo SCOTUS justices dissented in the decision to override the FDA rules on the abortion pill
10/14/2020 11:35:56 AMDig in to judicial candidate campaign websites for insights to their experience and character.
10/7/2020 12:56:44 PMWill SCOTUS review any pro-life cases in Autumn 2020?
10/7/2020 12:51:23 PMIs KET, a member of PBS, really PUBLIC?
10/7/2020 12:14:02 PMA lot of pro-life sentiment here!
10/1/2020 10:19:41 AMRead it and weep.
9/30/2020 8:07:51 PMKy metro areas are abortion strongholds. Please help to elect pro-life candidates. Walk your neighborhood!
9/23/2020 10:05:56 AMThe end has come?
9/23/2020 9:51:35 AMKentucky Is a Red State with More Democrats than Republicans
A Ryan Bomberger Meme. Click to read about President Trump's website to counter social media censorship.
We asked the people on the streets of London what they think about abortion, then we showed them the reality, see how they respond... to see the video they saw go to https://t.co/uN5TPSbE6j pic.twitter.com/vTB7QVGREM— CBR UK (@cbruk) December 6, 2019