At this moment, terminating the life of an unborn child is illegal in the Commonwealth except in extreme cases of maternal medical risk, as the Kentucky Trigger & Heartbeat Laws remain in the hands of the Kentucky Supreme Court.
This is the longest span of days that the lives of precious and vulnerable Kentuckians have been free from termination since Nine-Men-in-Black-Robes issued their decision that decided the tragic fate of more than 63 million innocent children.
We pray in thanksgiving as our mission continues, working together, changing hearts to make abortion unthinkable. We are counting the days until the 2023 Celebrate Life Gala, Kentucky’s 1st Post-Roe Celebration with special guests Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy.
Dr. Carson is an accomplished neurosurgeon, yet a humble and kind man. We are so honored he accepted our invitation to visit the Bluegrass. Profoundly pro-life, Dr. Carson performed the first successful neurosurgical procedure on an unborn child inside while in the womb, while developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors.
Dr. Carson became the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in 1984 at age 33, then the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the United States. In 1987, he led a team of surgeons in the first known separation of conjoined twins who were joined at the back of the head. The Gallup Organization named Dr. Carson one of the 10 Most Admired Men in the World.
It has been 50 years and look where we are today!
Kentucky Right to Life was founded and formally incorporated on June 6, 1973. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 2nd, as we gather for Kentucky's First Post-Roe Celebration and Kentucky Right to Life’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary.