By Kentucky Right to Life Association Immediately after Kentucky’s HB5 and SB9 bills were signed into law, they were challenged by the ACLU on behalf of 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 …Continue reading "Kentucky Gov. Bevin files legal brief defending pro-life Anti-Eugenics and Heartbeat Laws"
By Calvin Freiburger August 2, 2019 – Pro-life Republican Gov. Matt Bevin leveled a blistering critique against Attorney General and Democrat gubernatorial opponent Andy Beshear on Thursday for refusing to defend Kentucky’s pro-life laws in court, suggesting that Beshear was essentially bought off by the abortion industry. Kentucky has enacted numerous protections for preborn babies …Continue reading "Ky. governor: Opponent won’t defend pro-life laws because he took ‘blood money’ from abortionists"
By Dave Andrusko The state of Kentucky is engaged in an out-and-out battle with U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley who on May 10 obliterated the state’s law forbidding the dismemberment of living unborn children as surely as the abortionist extinguishes the life of unborn children. The state has appealed Judge McKinley’s decision to the U.S. …Continue reading "16 states file amicus brief in support of Kentucky’s prohibition against dismembering living unborn children"
By Dave Andrusko Very good and very bad news, on the same day. On Friday, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear an appeal for a rehearing of a decision made in April in which a split three-judge panel upheld H.B. 2, Kentucky’s ultrasound law. As we reported at the time, …Continue reading "Big win for ultrasound law, temporary setback for ban on dismemberment abortions"
By Dave Andrusko Have you ever noticed that every piece of legislation that promotes life is “controversial” while laws that legalize abortion until birth (and withdraw protections after birth) are celebrated as “victories” no more controversial than the day of the week? Of course you have. Deborah Yetter’s beat for the Louisville Courier-Journal includes abortion. …Continue reading "Beginning today, abortionists must provide information about Abortion Pill Reversal in Kentucky"
By Dave Andrusko No sooner had U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley struck down Kentucky’s “House Bill 454” ban against dismemberment abortion than Elizabeth Kuhn, communications director for Gov. Matt Bevin, said Friday evening that the administration intends to appeal. “We profoundly disagree with the court’s decision and will take this case all the way to …Continue reading "Kentucky to appeal judge’s ruling striking down ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies"
By Calvin Freiburger LOUISVILLE– Pro-lifers in Kentucky won a victory Thursday when a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state’s law requiring abortionists to give women the opportunity to view ultrasound images of their children before abortion. “Today is a historic day, as Kentucky continues to lead the charge in …Continue reading "Federal court upholds Kentucky law requiring abortionists to offer women ultrasounds"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We wrote an abbreviated story yesterday, because the court’s decision came later in the day. On September 27, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge David Hale struck down HB 2, Kentucky’s ultrasound law which both houses of the legislature had passed overwhelming earlier in the year. The law requires that an …Continue reading "6th circuit panel upholds Kentucky’s ultrasound law"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This important decision came out just as NRL News Today was preparing to post for the day. We will have complete coverage on Friday. A three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down a lower court ruling that held that Kentucky’s 2017 ultrasound law …Continue reading "Federal court upholds Kentucky’s ultrasound law"
Editor’s note. The following comes from the Kentucky Right to Life Association. HB 5 bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome and included an emergency clause, meaning HB 5 went into effect immediately upon Gov. Bevin signing the bill last week. HB 5 easily passed both chambers: …Continue reading "Lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s HB 5 not germane, not logical"
By Dave Andrusko As anticipated, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed House Bill 5 into law. The measure, which bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome, includes an emergency clause, meaning HB 5 went into effect immediately upon Gov. Bevin signing the bill on Tuesday. HB 5 …Continue reading "Kentucky Gov. signs bill to ban abortions based on sex, race, or disability"
By Dave Andrusko Building on the momentum generated by House passage, Kentucky’s Senate Wednesday passed HB 5 on an overwhelming vote of 32-4. HB 5 bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome. Last month the House passed the bill by a lopsided vote of 67-25. The measure …Continue reading "Bill on its way to Kentucky Gov. to ban abortions based on disability, gender, and race"