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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!


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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!

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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.


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Kentucky has 38 Senate Districts. To maintain a smoother governing process, elections are held for odd, then for even-numbered districts every two years. This year, of the odd-numbered districts, seven are uncontested:

  • District 1 - Jason Howell (R)
  • District 15 - Rick Girdler (R)
  • District 19 - Morgan McGarvey (D)
  • District 25 - Robert Stivers (R)
  • District 33 - Gerald Neal (D)
  • District 35 - Denise Harper Angel (D)
  • District 37 - David Yates (D)

Of the remaining 12 races,

  • 3 pro-life incumbents face Libertarian and Independent candidates
  • 5 pro-life incumbents face Democrat challengers
  • 3 new Republican candidates face Democrats and others, and
  • 1 Democrat faces an unaffiliated, write-in candidate

Of the active campaigners who are pro-life, it’s likely that those facing Democrats will need the most turnout to win their race. That said, we should not take any race for granted. The 28,433 votes for the Libertarian candidate sank Gov. Bevin’s boat. So, let’s make plain exactly what the Libertarian party stands for:

The right to life— “We support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others…”
On abortion— “Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.”

Here are the districts and the Republican incumbents facing a Libertarian:

DistrictCountiesPro-lifeLibertarianIndependent, Write-in
3Christian, Logan, ToddWhitney Westerfield (R)Amanda Billings 
5Breckinridge, Edmonson, Grayson, Hart, LaRue, MeadeStephen Meredith (R)Guy MillerJohn Whipple
27Bourbon, Fleming, Harrison, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, Robertson, RowanStephen West (R)Bryan ShortGene Detherage

It is hard to imagine that the incomparable Westerfield, Meredith or West could lose to these contenders, but there are many ways a race can be snagged, so let’s get out the vote for these fine Senators!

In reading the websites of the Libertarian and Democrat opponents of the pro-life incumbents, a central theme is that the incumbent is out of touch with the district. He does not understand that his constituents are struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford health care and other basics. The incumbent is accused of hobnobbing with lobbyists while ignoring the promises to teachers and school districts, etc., and he is not even sensitive to COVID-19 rules. Promises are made to fix everything by the superior methods and philosophies of the contenders.

Disinformation is promoted. For example, stunted views on the pro-life candidate’s legislative work and perspectives are presented. For that reason, the name of each in the below table is linked to the page on the legislature website that lists their 2020 record of sponsored bills.

One opponent pictures himself with Allison Lundergan Grimes, which seems a bad idea but perhaps proves that, no matter what, many Democrats will never change their vote. Of the counties in these Districts, 10 have more registered Republicans and 5 have more Democrats, but some counts are very close. For the below Democrat candidates, we saw no pro-life sentiment expressed on their campaign sites.

Now for a look at the five pro-life incumbents who are facing Democrat opponents:

DistrictCountiesRepublicanDemocrat
9Allen, Barren, Green, Metcalfe, Monroe, SimpsonDavid GivensBrian Pedigo
11BooneJohn SchickelJames Fiorello
17Grant, Kenton (Part), ScottDamon ThayerJason Stroude
23Kenton (Part)Chris McDanielRyan Olexia
31Elliott, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, PikePhillip WheelerGlenn Hammond

Mr. Wheeler won a special election in March 2019 flipping his District to Republican after 50 years. His race will be hard with 17K more Democrats than Republicans in these counties.

Finally, let’s look at the three new Republican candidates on the General Election ballots and their opposition:

DistrictCountiesRepublicanDemocratIndependent
7Anderson, Franklin, Gallatin, Owen, WoodfordAdrienne SouthworthJoe GravissKen Carroll
21Bath, Estill, Jackson, Laurel, Menifee, PowellBrandon StormWalter Trebolo 
29Floyd, Harlan, Knott, LetcherJohnnie L. TurnerJohnny R. Turner 

You will find out more about these candidates in the KRLA PAC Voter Guide. We can say that Republican Johnnie Turner easily won his Republican primary in Eastern Kentucky and has previously served in the Ky House of Representatives.

Storm was a KRLA PAC recommended candidate in the Primary. His opponent, Trebolo, states that he is “very pro-life”.

Joe Graviss currently serves in the Ky House D-56 (Fayette (Part), Franklin (Part), Woodford), having defeated his Republican opponent in 2018 by a sizable margin, and has been endorsed by retiring Senator Julian Carroll. He voted in favor of the Born Alive (SB 9) Bill but we do not know his full outlook on pro-life issues.


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Explaining the Republican loss of Senate District 26 boils down to a few questions:

  1. Why did Ernie Harris wait so late to announce he would retire from the Ky. Senate?
  2. Was it absolutely necessary to hold the Special Election as part of the 2020 Primary Election? Who made the decision and why?

Though other factors could be analyzed, those seem to be the main ones to explore.

Some background on the race

Sen. Harris was first elected in Nov. 1994 with strong support from Right to Life. Registered Democrats outnumbered registered Republicans 4-1 in the region which at that time included seven more counties. Senate District 26 now comprises Oldham Co, and 44 precincts in NE Jefferson Co.

The Republican candidate, Bill Ferko, a successful business owner and an exemplary conservative in his life’s activities over many years, is the very sort of person Republicans love to vote for. He worked hard and invested his own money to gain more exposure through media advertising. He received contributions from some PACs. We were so fortunate he stepped up to the plate!

The Democrat candidate, Dr. Karen Berg, had run a good race in 2018 against Ernie Harris. She was a graduate of EmergeKentucky, a left-leaning nonprofit that trains Democrat women to win political campaigns, so she had a network of volunteers on board. Contributions from Democrats such as Rep. Mary Lou Marzian show us that Berg is not likely to vote pro-life.

Some factors to consider

The COVID19 virus changed the election in many ways.

1. On March 16 SOS Adams announced that the date for the Primary would move from May 19 to June 23. The deadline to register to vote was moved up to May 26. With 354,563 registered Democrats in Jefferson Co. as of mid-July 2020 and 353,932 as of mid-May 2020, the Dems gained 631 voters for the Primary. The Republicans lost 311 voters since 199,986 were registered in mid-May and 199,675 in mid-July. It’s hard to say how this occurred. We have not taken the time to evaluate whether this affected the Ferko precincts but will assume some effect.

2. On May 14 the media reported that Jefferson Co. would have only one polling location, the Ky. Expo Center, that would be overseen by the National Guard. For a person in NE Jefferson Co., it could take a half hour or more to reach the Expo Center. Also, the prospect of military oversight may have provoked many to request an absentee ballot.

However, it was acknowledged by the SOS that the goal of the USPS was not to lose more than about 4% of the ballots, and in the end, about 5% of voters did not complete the ballot accurately, disqualifying their vote. Whether any of these were in D26 is unknown.

3. Insiders said that the McGrath-Booker hysteria brought in loads more Democrat voters, pushing up the numbers.

4. Perhaps Republicans generally did not realize that the Senate Special Election was to determine the candidate who would serve through 2022. There would be no chance to cast a vote for Ferko in November.

In Jefferson Co., for the 44 precincts in D26, Berg got 15,033 votes, and Ferko got 7,604. In Oldham Co., of 38 precincts, Ferko got 11,101 votes and Berg got 9,738.

In 2018, of 57,227 votes cast, Harris got 29,625, Berg got 26,524, a difference of 3,101. (The Independent got 1,078.) In the June 2020 Primary, the total votes were 43,534, with 58 cast for the Independent. That means 13,693 fewer people voted in 2020 than in the 2018 General Election for this race. Ferko got a total of 18,705 and Berg, a total of 24,771.

Yes, 6,066 votes is a significant difference, however, for a Primary, it was a good turnout. COVID19 affected the outcome, but was not the largest factor. Mr. Ferko could have gained far more support with more lead time.

Sen. Harris announced he would step down in early April. His announcement was reported in The Oldham Era newspaper online on Friday, April 10. He stated, “My career is about to end, it’s been a good career and it’s time to move on,” He felt he had achieved his goal to get funds for widening I-71, and wanted to spend time with his family. He said his decision to retire was already made back in 2018 when he ran for reelection. He said he knew that would be his last election and was actively considering retiring midway between his term.

But who else knew this?

The article noted that a special election to fill Harris’ seat would be held on June 23; the Republican and Democrat executive committees for Oldham and Jefferson counties would make the decision on who to put forward as candidates. We wonder, was it absolutely necessary to cram the race into the Primary?

Had the Primary taken place May 19 as originally scheduled, this would have left about a month for the candidates to campaign. Even TWO MONTHS was not enough for Mr. Ferko. Berg already had name recognition and an easy path forward.

Perhaps this article can encourage pro-life legislators to carefully consider their retirement decisions.


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UPDATE: 8-31-2020 | AG Cameron continues to actively pursue litigation. More

appeals-court-graphic-sm.pngIn late June we reported on the Supreme Court decision that ruled against Louisiana’s 2014 ‘Unsafe Abortion Protection Act’, the June v. Russo case.

Pro-lifers had hoped SCOTUS would require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges with nearby hospitals. Instead, the Justices’ decision has caused a wave of motions by ACLU and/or abortion clinic attorneys across the country, asking courts to recognize the SCOTUS decision as pertinent to litigation or laws that are related.

To counter this aggressive effort, AG Cameron stepped forward to request that the Sixth Circuit grant his motion to defend Kentucky’s Transfer Agreement Law from Legal Challenge by ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the EMW. It was granted. This case was begun in the Bevin administration so it was necessary to update those involved.

The Appeals Court heard arguments in the case last August. We suspected it was waiting to hear what SCOTUS would say about the Louisiana case before issuing a ruling.

We remain hopeful to see our Transfer Agreement law upheld. As mentioned in previous posts, of the judges on the panel, two were appointed by President Trump. They seemed genuinely interested during the oral arguments, and even suggested good reasons for transfer agreements!

Also, of six states that require TAs with hospitals, two are in the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court. The six states are: Florida, NC, Penn., Wisconsin, Mich. and Ohio, with the last two being part of the Sixth Circuit along with Ky. and Tenn.

The ramifications of the June v. Russo case are many. The Guttmacher Institute, a policy arm of abortion supporters, provided a view to how it could affect the national “targeted regulation of abortion providers.”

It is strange that their chart that delineates which states have Transfer Agreements marks Kentucky’s Law as “permanently enjoined.” Of course, it is NOT. It awaits the decision of the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court.

Blog series on this website presenting various aspects of this topic include the Amici series and the License to Abort series. Use the Google search window at the top to search by words or phrases.


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Updated August 21, 9 AM

C-J reports NO BUFFER ZONE!

The Louisville Metro Council on Thursday rejected an ordinance that would have allowed health care facilities, including abortion clinics, to create a buffer zone outside the entrances to their facilities.

The legislation, proposed this year after years of advocacy work by activists including the Kentucky Health Justice Network, failed in a 12-13 vote after lengthy discussion that at times verged into the ethics of abortion.

All seven Republicans — council members Kevin Kramer, R-11th; Scott Reed, R-16th; Parker; Anthony Piagentini, R-19th; Stuart Benson, R-20th; Robin Engel, R-21st; and James Peden, R-23rd — voted against the ordinance.

They were joined by six Democrats: Pat Mulvihill, D-10th; Rick Blackwell, D-12th; Mark Fox, D-13th; Cindi Fowler, D-14th; Madonna Flood, D-24th; and David Yates, D-25th.

TIME NOW to SAY THANKS! See email link for Council members below.


Updated August 19, 2:30 PM

FULL METRO COUNCIL VOTE ON BUFFER ZONE AUGUST 20

Many in the community have objected— Read the ordinance.

A long-time member of RTL shared the letter that he sent to the Council members. As he notes, “The resolution cites the COVID pandemic as a reason for its passage. Putting aside the fact that most of the protesters wear masks since COVID, isn’t it interesting how no council member has suggested that other protests observe a similar buffer zone for public safety. It seems that one group’s right to protest is deemed safe and another group’s protest must have a buffer.”

Email the council members. View the agenda.


Updated August 14, 2020 7AM

Buffer Zone ordinance advances to full council

The Courier-Journal reported late Thursday that the Buffer Zone ordinance moved out of committee:

Legislation that would allow health care facilities, including abortion clinics, to create "buffer zones" outside their entrances to preserve access to services is one step closer to reality.

The Louisville Metro Council’s Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee voted 4-2 along partisan lines Wednesday to send the ordinance to the full Metro Council for its consideration, after more than two hours of discussion.

The legislation, which has been called for by advocates for several years, was made more urgent by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to sponsors who spoke at Wednesday's committee meeting.

Councilwoman Jessica Green, D-1st District, said the ordinance shouldn't be a debate about abortion because it is legal and “makes sense right now” because it has become a safety and public health issue.


The buffer zone (BZ) is back in the news. Nationally, it has steadily been debated and adjudicated for decades.

In June of 2014 the Supreme Court determined for Massachusetts that an abortion clinic buffer zone of 35-feet would violate the First Amendment. At that time Chief Justice Roberts said, “Such areas occupy a ‘special position in terms of First Amendment protec­tion’ because of their historic role as sites for discussion and debate…”

But in early July (2020) SCOTUS declined to review an appeal on behalf of Colorado pro-lifers regarding a 2000 decision that upheld an 8-foot ‘bubble zone’ around people near an entrance to a clinic. This means that clinic access laws in Chicago and Harrisburg, Penn., will not be challenged as pro-lifers had hoped. The Chicago ordinance requires an 8-foot bubble zone around people within 50 feet of a clinic entrance and restricts specified types of free speech— protesting and counseling. The Harrisburg ordinance sets a 20-foot buffer zone.

In Louisville, the issue took front and center in the spring of 2017. KRLA reported on a Louisville Metro Council (LMC) meeting where the BZ was proposed and discussed on June 14, 2017. The photo shows some sidewalk counselors who attended the meeting, and their small sign relates the best reasons not to have a BZ: Free speech and Women have Right to Know.

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Last January Councilman Robin Engle warned the peaceful protestors at the Louisville Rally for Life held on the Metro Hall steps, that LMC and BZ supporters were discussing a new effort. Robin said in response to the C-J story that followed, “I don’t know the distance being discussed in the version of the ordinance being proposed by abortion advocates. The Council tried to establish limits like this on free speech (in 2017), and there really isn’t much difference between 10, 20 and 50 feet.”

Fast-forward to August 2020: We are now being advised by the LMC that a 12-foot BZ is needed by ALL health clinics, double the six-foot “guidance” for COVID safety. The new ordinance, filed August 3, states: The Dept. of Public Works “shall, at the request of any healthcare facility, paint or lay on the public way or sidewalk easily distinguishable demarcation lines marking the buffer zone and post such zone with signage stating: ‘Healthcare facility: No standing or obstructions within this zone’ and citing this ordinance.”

The LMC Community Affairs, Health and Education Committee agenda states they will discuss the BZ at their August 12 meeting at 1:30 PM.

Louisville residents can find their Council representatives here. Email addresses are here. Address correspondence to: Louisville Metro Council, 601 West Jefferson St., Louisville, Ky. 40202. Look for Louisville Safety Zone on Facebook and Twitter to view the community activism.

The COVID-19 virus is cited in the ordinance as a reason for the BZ:
WHEREAS, as of July 16, 2020, over 3,483,832 individuals in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 21,083 of those cases being Kentucky citizens;
WHEREAS, as of July 16, 2020, over 136,938 individuals in the United States have died from COVID-19, with 650 of those deaths being Kentucky citizens;

This means that of 326.7 million people in the U.S., one percent have or had the virus and .04% have died. As well, there are many stories in the media stating that numerous deaths are attributed to COVID among those who had other debilitating conditions.

Is this another instance of COVID-engineered societal lockdown?


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Ever wonder what to DO to affect or even to STOP the societal events that are tearing down our constitution and our prospect for freedom in the USA?

When you are actively pro-life, you ARE doing something. You are providing an important service by holding the line against the easy acceptance of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, assisted suicide and experimentation or processes that use embryonic stem cells or fetal cells.

You are fighting for conscience rights, no taxpayer funding for abortion, no webcam abortions, and other important territories in the culture war.

AND, YOU ALREADY HAVE done a lot of IMPORTANT WORK for Kentucky to live and breathe a pro-life ethic— you “flipped the House” in 2016, and today we have a pro-life majority both in our Senate and House of Representatives. Both of our U.S. Senators are pro-life, and only one U.S. Representative is pro-abortion.

Just yesterday, Planned Parenthood endorsed Joe Biden for President. PP’s acting president stated, "This is literally a life and death election.” Is she kidding? To say, They know not whereof they speak, is underneath an understatement.

So, keep up the great work! Your vote COUNTS and makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE for our state and our nation. Click here for information about polling locations. Though a number of races are uncontested in the Primary, there are IMPORTANT votes to cast— and YOUR VOTE IS VERY IMPORTANT.

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Pro-lifers in Kentucky currently await a number of important court rulings:

  1. The Supreme Court will soon rule on the Louisiana June Medical Services case. Its decision could require abortion clinic doctors to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital, leading to many clinic closings in the nation. In Louisville two doctors (of whom we are aware) at the EMW clinic do have hospital admitting privileges but this is not the same as a Transfer Agreement.
  2. The Transfer Agreement lawsuit awaits a decision from the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court. It is possible that the above-mentioned SCOTUS ruling will affect that case. However, as brought out by Kentucky’s attorneys during the trial and appeal, the critical aspect of such agreements is the “protocol for transferring medical records.” Since two of the judges on the Appeals panel were appointed by President Trump, we hope for a fair and just decision.
  3. The Heartbeat and Anti-eugenics laws, rolled into one during the litigation, await the decision of the Sixth Circuit Appeals Court on an Ohio case, “Preterm-Cleveland v. Himes,” that will determine the fate of Down Syndrome babies and the outcome of the Kentucky litigation.
  4. The Dismemberment Abortion law appeal was decided in favor of the EMW and ACLU,  however, AG Cameron will be making a decision soon on whether to request an “en banc” (full Appeals Court) hearing or to instead appeal the case to SCOTUS.

Presently, pro-lifers are striving to prevent the overturn of safety precautions for women who elect medical abortions. Attorney General Cameron has added Kentucky as an “Intervenor State” to an Amicus brief in defense of in-person dispensing of the “abortion pill” by a doctor for the protection of the woman seeking the abortion. The political association for ObGyns, ACOG, wants the FDA to drop their regulations that ensure a drug’s benefits outweigh its risks. The pro-life ObGyns have exposed this.

Let's all pray.


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As of 12:30 PM last Tuesday, 100,000 Kentuckians had applied online on the GoVoteKy.com web page to get an absentee ballot. This progress was celebrated by SOS Michael Adams (tongue-in-cheek?): “Voting absentee is easy, secure and wildly popular,” Adams said. “I’m grateful to the Kentuckians who understand that we have fewer voting locations available and fewer poll workers available because of COVID-19 – not only are these Kentuckians being good citizens by voting, but by voting absentee they’re being good citizens in relieving the pressure on our voting locations and our poll workers.” (ref)

Considering that Gov. Beshear has said that all registered voters need to use absentee ballots, 100,000 is not a significant number. In the 2016 Primary Election, 669,668 Kentuckians voted, which was only 20.6% of all registered voters.

It’s a dismal situation.

Is your state or U.S. representative or your state senator pro-life? Thankfully, both Ky U.S. Senators are. If you have never experienced having pro-abortion public servants, you have no idea what you are missing.

People tell you to contact your Ky. representative or senator about important pro-life legislation. You know it will be a wasted effort. People ask you to PLEASE contact your U.S. Congressman‐ who will be deaf to any pro-life pleading. Another wasted effort. Why bother?

Attention District 26 pro-lifers: This fate could be yours if Republican Bill Ferko loses in the Special Election for a new senator. The Primary is the only election featuring this race.

And did you know that some Republicans who are running against KRLA PAC-endorsed incumbents are NOT pro-life? Consider Andy Barr, District 6 Congressman, who is opposed by Chuck Eddy– the founder of Republicans for Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman, 2019.

Barr is also running against Republican Geoff Young who states on his campaign site, “Planned Parenthood is implementing a moral, effective, and objectively pro-life strategy that would reduce the number of abortions (or murders) that would occur in Kentucky and the United States. Planned Parenthood also provides critically important health services to millions of women every ye… I pledge to support Planned Parenthood and will work to reverse every misguided federal law ‘Right-To-Life’ movement has ever gotten enacted. Why? Because all of these unnecessary laws tend to increase, not decrease, the abortion rate.”

One endorsed incumbent Republican is running against a man who has pro-life views but has contributed to pro-abortion candidates. Refer to the KRLA PAC. It’s important to vote in the Primary! June 15 is the last day you can request an application for an absentee ballot.


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neverrarely.jpgNew ideas are always emerging in the pro-life activists’ realm. One idea recently heard was that those protesting at abortion clinics ought to carry signs telling the moms-to-be that they are carrying a little goldmine: “STOP! The liver of your fetus is worth $750! Contact us at [phone].” The activist could take the conversation from there.

This, of course, was not a serious suggestion.

However, if hearing a heartbeat (at six weeks) during an ultrasound does not register with the pregnant lady, maybe losing $750 would capture her attention. Women want to know when others are taking advantage of them.

During the recent trial to convict David Daleiden and others with the Center for Medical Progress who exposed the Planned Parenthood baby body parts scandal, that dollar amount for a liver was noted in testimony:

One particularly incriminating exchange was during the video testimony of Tram Nguyen, Abortion Center Administrator for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast (PPGC). She was asked by defense counsel about an e-mail stream between her and the Regional Medical and Surgical Services Director of PPGC.

Nguyen agreed in that e-mail exchange that she wanted to move forward with an attached contract that would have paid PPGC $750.00 per fetal liver and $1,600.00 per fetal liver/thymus pair.

And be aware—

… In December 2017, two California companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, admitted guilt and agreed to pay nearly $8 million to settle a civil case brought by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for illegally trafficking in aborted baby tissues and organs procured exclusively from Southern California Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. The two companies were also ordered to shut down, but in a miscarriage of justice, Planned Parenthood escaped prosecution.

So, because it is unlikely that PP will explain to the abortion patient how the body parts of her baby may be worth a lot of money, pro-lifers could do so. The women need to understand who PP is.

A new film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, glorifies Planned Parenthood. A movie review on The New Republic site gushes:

Planned Parenthood does save people’s futures. Those are the facts of Hittman’s film, but they are also the facts of life in the United States. Even worse, since the coronavirus crisis began, several states have deemed abortion to be a “nonessential” medical procedure and ordered that all planned terminations be delayed, apparently ignoring the fact that pregnancy waits for no man.

Those real-world stakes make the film harder to interpret as a piece of fiction, since, on the one hand, its delicate cinematography is inevitably overshadowed by the towering political issues at play. One leaves the movie shattered with gratitude toward Planned Parenthood and the people who work there, and disoriented with rage toward almost everybody else.

The crisis pregnancy center in the film is cast as as ‘religious propaganda station.’

The movie went online last week (pay for play) with rave reviews from the usual suspects— The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press and others.

The heroine must endure the Christian at the crisis center who performs the ultrasound, saying, This is the most magical sound you will ever hear, regarding the fetal heartbeat. She tears up, very slightly. Perhaps it saddens her, but her own choice is the dominant voice in her conscience.

With the courts, the media, the entertainment industry, the large corporations, the universities and schools and even many churches supporting that choice, what could help her to change her mind? Well, maybe she would get mad enough to, if she thought someone was about to ‘make a killing’ from her product of conception.

And furthermore, the movie reviewer was wrong about COVID-19 proving that abortion is essential since the woman must be aborted as early as possible — to avoid complications? Hmm. At 22 weeks, the brain is worth $999, so from a practical standpoint, COVID-19 is preventing medical research— and more profits for abortion clinics that traffic in parts.

Surely, we want to believe, such trafficking no longer takes place. More on this in a future post.


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Two online Summits were held earlier this month and both featured Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., whose Children’s Health Defense movement targets ‘big pharma.’ RFK was 14 when his father was assassinated during his run for president in 1968 after serving as JFK's Attorney General.

Robert Kennedy has primarily worked as an environmental lawyer. His litigation in mercury contamination attracted the interest of parents whose children were harmed by vaccines with mercury adjutants, and on hearing their stories he stepped up to litigate for them.

There is much written about this on the internet, and because of his name recognition and passion for the cause, a lot of progress has been made in exposing vaccine dangers.

The Summits featured several interviews of special interest to pro-lifers. One, “Aborted Fetal Cell Use and Religious Exemption,” provided background on how the cell lines from aborted fetuses (who were alive when their cells were extracted) are still being used to produce vaccinations for babies and children. When the distinct DNA of aborted humans is merged into the cells of the vaccinated children, devastating health consequences frequently result. An example cited is the incidence of autism in the USA, currently 1 in 54 according to the CDC, but other sources report even more. The featured interviewee Marcella Piper-Terry has a YouTube video of an interview on the Today Show describing her personal experience with vaccinations for her children, but the conference videos are pay-for-play.

Another session, “Mandatory Vaccinations vs. Religious & Parental Rights,” offered a political activism slant on this conscience rights issue by KrisAnne Hall, a constitutional attorney.

The second topic for pro-lifers centered on Stem Cell research. Theresa Deisher, Ph.D., was interviewed by media expert Del Bigtree about her work. She was the first to identify and patent the adult stem cell, and sued the HSS and NIH for permitting the use of embryonic stem cells in research because they are known to cause tumors. There is much information on this online.

Dr. Deisher has been an innovator in pro-life branding of consumer products and has her own biotech firm, AVM Biotech, which is at the forefront of pro-life, safe vaccines and treatments.

The debates about current work on COVID-19 vaccines were part of the virtual conferences. For more information on these issues, see the Health Summit website, the Truth about Vaccines site, the Children’s Health Defense site, and the Children of God for Life site that has articles on COVID-19 and pro-life treatment and warns about the use of aborted fetal cells in COVID-19 Moderna vaccine.


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Pushing the envelope or pushing the coat hanger?

SPECIAL for ObGyn Physicians

May 7, 2020 | Eau Claire, Mich. | Donna J. Harrison M.D., Executive Director

Reprinted by permission of AAPLOG, American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.


When we think of someone who sells drugs to a buyer, knowing that drug will result in an ER visit for nearly one out of 20 buyers and surgery for almost that many, we generally think of illegal drug dealers. Think again. The new drug dealers are pushing do-it-yourself abortion with Mifeprex and Misoprostol. Why?

The abortion industry has two significant problems:

  1. Most doctors don't want to do abortions. Roughly 3/4 of ob-gyns will not perform abortions. The doctors that do perform abortions are aging out of practice.
  2. Medical standard of care practice requirements like informed consent, at-minimum 24-hour waiting periods, hospital privileges, procedure rooms adequately sterilized and stocked with resuscitative equipment, trained anesthetists and other standards of medical care practice that the rest of us comprehend as essential to patient safety, the abortion industry disdains as "preventing access." The real complaint, however, is "cuts into our bottom line profit margin."

The COVID-19 epidemic has brought the primary, financial objective of the abortion industry into sharp focus: to abort as many women as possible in as little time as possible, with as little follow up as possible. Abortion clinics have flouted requirements to cancel elective surgeries, now claiming preposterously that instead of a "choice," elective abortion is essential medical care. Abortion clinics cancel pelvic exams, pap smears, other cancer screenings and STI screenings; they flout state laws by refusing to report pregnancies in cases of statutory rape, refusing to obtain state-mandated parental or legal guardian consent and ignoring COVID-19 abortion bans. But you can't have it both ways… essential medical care requires complying with medical standards of care, which the abortion industry refuses to do because money for abortion is their bottom line.

Read more.


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National Right to Life reports in its May magazine that the term “surgical abortion” is being replaced with “procedural abortion.” Newspeak is an especially fierce battlefront of the culture war.

The NRLC story refers to a Rewire.News article, published last month, stating:

Rewire.News has updated its style guide to more accurately describe abortion care. Instead of referring to “medication and surgical” abortion to distinguish between abortions induced by pills and abortions performed as an in-clinic procedure, Rewire.News will use “medication and procedural” abortion.

The article explains that for pregnancies in the first trimester (up to 12 weeks) the procedure is a five to 10 minute process “involving gentle suction to remove the products of conception,” and it does not typically require cutting or suturing of any kind. To see an abortion of a 12-week old pre-born baby, see Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s video, The Silent Scream. There are surgical aspects.

Numerous metal instruments are inserted into the woman to achieve the abortion. Tissue must be cut— the amniotic sac in which the baby lives has to be torn open so that the suction tube can vacuum out his or her body parts (— at 12 weeks we know whether it’s a boy or girl). A polyp forceps must be inserted to crush the head before the skull bones and brains can be sucked out. So, by definition, even early stage abortion is surgery. (See the AMA definition of surgery.)

The article quotes healthcare providers who are irked when they are accused of using “a whole bunch of critical medical supplies and take PPE [personal protective equipment] away from the hospital” during the pandemic.

faceshield.jpgAfter all, they say, a first-trimester abortion only requires “2 pairs of gloves (1 for the ultrasound and 1 for the procedure) and a reusable face shield. A gown and mask are not usually required… If a person is forced to carry their pregnancy to term, their cesarean section would require significantly more PPE…” (We have inserted pictures of face shields in case readers may be wondering how they differ from masks.)

Now you know. Clinic personnel will not be wearing face masks for surgical abortions. We wonder— Do they require the patients do so?

Sincere thanks to the sidewalk counselors who have consistently stood nearby the women entering the EMW clinic despite the pandemic. A wonderful description of what is going on there, written by Ed Harpring, the Pro-Life Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Louisville, can be read on Facebook.


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ferko.jpgAt the end of the 2020 Legislative Session Sen. Ernie Harris, R-District 26, announced his retirement after 25 years. A pro-life voter in the Legislature, we wish him well. District 26 comprises Oldham County and northeastern Jefferson County.

In a special election slated for the state's re-scheduled Primary Election, KRLA has endorsed William G. Ferko, a Prospect businessman and charitable organizer.

Mr. Ferko is a private investor and director of computer/ manufacturing innovator, Sypris Solutions, Inc. He is staunchly pro-life and will "tirelessly uphold our Kentucky values" as a Republican representing the 26th Senatorial District. His campaign website soon will have more information.

He is board chairman of Dismas Charities and a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 13053 which is active in pro-life work. He responded to the KRLA-PAC endorsement thanking KRLA "for your work to prevent abortions and to prevent killing babies."

The Democrat opposing him is a graduate of EMERGE-Kentucky. EMERGE is a candidate-training organization for Democratic women. The EmergeAmerica.org website lists former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, Donna Brazile, Patricia Schroeder (etc) on its advisory board. In a Politico article, it appears that Emerge candidates get $$$$$ from George Soros. The same article is on the Emerge website.

PLEASE BE AWARE: Since District 26 is a SPECIAL ELECTION, the PRIMARY is the ONLY TIME that you can exercise your vote for a PRO-LIFE SENATOR FOR DISTRICT 26. The election of Bill Ferko is critical to maintaining a strong voice for the vulnerable preborn during the 2021 legislative session.

If you can help in his campaign in any way, email right away!



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