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Chad Meredith (addressing the media), our state’s Chief Deputy General Counsel, argued to retain Transfer Agreements law in Kentucky at the Sixth Circuit Federal Appeals Court on August 8. Background on this case is here.

Many pro-lifers including KRLA staff and members heard the arguments and later participated in a media conference staged by Addia Wuchner, former representative for Ky’s 66th district. Reporters from WDRB-TV, the C-J and others covered the event and LifeNews has reported on it drawing from a story in CourtHouseNews.com.

Listen to the full proceedings from the hearing. As noted by CourtHouseNews, there is no timetable for the decision to be issued. Three judges heard the arguments by Atty. Meredith and attorneys for the EMW Clinic and Planned Parenthood. Two of them, Judges Chad Readler and Joan Larsen are recent appointees of President Trump. Judge Eric Clay was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997.

Aside: Congratulations to Attorney Meredith who was recently promoted to Solicitor General. Read more.


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Immediately after Kentucky’s HB5 and SB9 bills were signed into law, they were challenged by the ACLU for the EMW clinic. The Bevin Administration has filed a legal brief to defend them. A bulletin states:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 3, 2019) — Gov. Matt Bevin continued his fight for the unborn by filing a legal brief in federal court yesterday defending two pro-life laws passed by the 2019 General Assembly, a ban on discriminatory abortions and a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

EMW Women’s Surgical Center, which performs 3,000 abortions in Kentucky annually, hired the ACLU to sue Kentucky over the constitutionality of HB5 and SB9. HB5 bans abortions based upon the race, sex, or disability of the unborn child. Gov. Bevin’s brief argues that the U.S. Supreme Court has never decided whether an abortion provider can perform discriminatory abortions. The brief provides expert testimony establishing that discriminatory abortions happen in Kentucky, noting nearly one out of every two unborn children with Down syndrome in Kentucky is aborted.

SB9 bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The brief argues that SB9 promotes the Commonwealth’s interest in protecting human life. Expert testimony from the brief notes that the development of a fetal heartbeat is a significant milestone in the life and growth of an unborn child, which is why a heartbeat bill like SB9 is needed.

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Read the Brief here.

Background on these legal challenges can be found here.


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The Kentucky Legislature has a new caucus: the Commonwealth Caucus (CC). An article in the Northern Kentucky Tribune notes:

A group of junior members of Kentucky’s House of Representatives, representing House districts from across the state, announced the formation of the bi-partisan Commonwealth Caucus. (emphasis added)

Fed up with a broken political process that puts millionaires, billionaires and giant corporations ahead of everyone else, caucus members are committed to prioritizing the needs of everyday Kentuckians, their families, and local communities.

Read more.

So far the only other Kentucky media that show up in a Google search for this caucus is Forward Kentucky, a socialist-leaning news and political organization located in Louisville.

Will this new group help the pro-life cause in our state? Are their statements (above quoted) true?

1. Is it really bi-partisan? The CC members are all Democrats. Why, then, is it stated to be bi-partisan? Because they feel they will help all Kentuckians, no matter their party affiliation.

2. Are all Caucus democrats “junior members” of the House of Representatives? You can look at their pictures by clicking the links below and decide if you think they are the youngest ones. Some were elected in 2018 and began to serve in 2019, and some were elected in previous years. Also noted are the margins by which they won their race in 2018— If this won’t encourage Republicans to get out and vote, what will?

  • Cherlynn Stevenson (HD-88-Fayette-part), democrat - won by 48 votes
  • Charles Booker (HD-43-Jefferson-part), democrat - won by large margin
  • Chris Harris (HD-93-Martin, Pike-part), democrat - won by 2567
  • Angie Hatton (HD-94-Letcher, Pike-part), democrat - uncontested
  • Kathy Hinkle (HD-96-Carter, Lawrence), democrat - won by 5 votes
  • Maria Sorolis (HD-48-Jefferson-part), Oldham-part), democrat - won by 326 votes
  • Rob Wiederstein (HD-11-Daviess-part), Henderson-part), democrat - won by 1124 votes

Note: Cherlynn’s District 88 was created following the last U.S. Census under the guidance of House Speaker Greg Stumbo who currently is running for AG.

3. Does Kentucky have a ‘broken political process’ that favors ‘millionaires, billionaires and giant corporations’? It was proven that Kentucky had a flawed political process that favored Democrats. Read more here, here and here. The suit brought against Kentucky by Judicial Watch has been addressed in some measure.

4. Who are Kentucky’s billionaires, etc.? There are numerous millionaires, among them John Yarmuth. The Yarmuth family business, Almost Family, is a ‘giant corporation’ providing senior healthcare services. Many major Kentucky corporations are healthcare providers whose revenues gain from tax-funded sources such as Medicaid. As such, it could be said that those who favor more taxpayer funding for healthcare are the ones helping the giant corporations that are benefiting from the political process. This would include the CC which wants to ensure that every Kentuckian “has real access to affordable, quality healthcare” and wants “investments in public health”. Read CC’s platform values on ForwardKy.com.

The Bevin Administration has shown leadership by encouraging review of the state’s Medicaid budget and program. There is no such thing as “free” healthcare.

Given that CC’s members are all democrats who want to “improve access to voting” (see platform) it is unlikely this new caucus will benefit Kentucky’s pro-life movement.

Improving access to a voting process seems to suggest breaching common sense standards. It may mean finagling the polls and precincts to get more votes for democrats.

The pro-life cause depends on honest, upright elections. Most Kentuckians are pro-life. Be vigilant. Please share this article with friends and associates.


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An article in the NRLC online news last Thursday (7/18/19) stated that Indiana’s Attorney General will take a different route to salvage their state law banning Dismemberment Abortion.

Three days before the law would have taken effect, Indiana Southern District Sr. Judge Sarah Evans Barker issued an injunction against it on legal order of the ACLU. The ACLU is representing a doctor who performs D&E abortions at two hospitals in Indianapolis.

In a strategic decision, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Wednesday that rather than appeal a federal judge’s order blocking the state’s ban on dismemberment abortion from going into effect, his office will proceed to summary judgment.

Indiana’s AG is contending that there are no issues of material facts, and applicable law requires that the legislation be upheld. He is asking, Why can’t this law be upheld? What is illegal about it? He wants the injunction removed.

We’re watching to see what happens next!

In the course of Indiana’s committee hearings about the law a Ft. Wayne physician testified that he never heard of a legitimate medical reason to do the procedure (D&E). He said that Hoosiers would be outraged if something similar was done on animals.


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UPDATE | July 15, 2019: On the same day that Gov. Bevin announced that his legal team filed a brief to oppose the lower court decision to overturn Kentucky’s D&E Abortion ban, an Oklahoma Judge upheld the law passed by Oklahoma’s legislature to ban D&E. The opposition has promised to fight forward. Whatever becomes of Kentucky’s appeal, a showdown at the Supreme Court looms.


FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2019) 

Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team on Wednesday evening filed their opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in defense of House Bill 454 (HB 454), which bans the brutal and grotesque practice of live dismemberment abortions.

HB 454 was passed by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support from legislators and signed into law by Gov. Bevin on April 10. The ACLU and a Louisville abortion clinic quickly challenged the law, and a U.S. District judge in May ruled in their favor.

The Bevin Administration, represented by attorneys from the Governor's Office and from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, argues that without HB 454, unborn children will continue to be torn limb from limb while still alive — a practice infinitely more barbaric than that reserved for “those who receive the death penalty and...even animals destined for death.” They further assert that the new law is in the best interest of the state because it protects the dignity of the unborn and ensures that the ethics of the medical profession in Kentucky reflect the values of the Commonwealth.

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