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Sanctity of Life Bills

The following collection of bills addresses abortion within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For some, human life and dignity are at stake. For others, a woman's reproductive rights and privacy. There is nothing more central to our society's debate over humanity than the...

Adoption and Foster Care Protection Act

This bill would prevent the government from discriminating against or punishing adoption and foster care providers simply because of their beliefs about marriage or sexuality. By: Rep. J. Petrie THE DEBATE Advocates Say: Many people who provide adoption and foster...

Higher Education Free Speech Act

This bill would require state colleges and universities to adopt policies to protect the right of students and faculty to speak, write and learn without the threat of intimidation. It would also protect their right to invite speakers regardless of the popularity of...

Parents’ Bill of Rights

This bill would affirm the fundamental right of parents to direct and consent to the medical care, education, upbringing and religious training of their children.  It requires the state to have a compelling interest before it restricts parental rights. It also...

Issue: Expansion of Gambling

The Family Foundation believes that expanded gambling within the Commonwealth would be bad for Kentucky families and have a corrupting influence on our government. Expanded gambling would target the family. Gambling does not create any new wealth, it merely makes...

Issue: Marijuana

The Family Foundation supports calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other federal agencies to expedite research into the safety and efficacy of the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Although marijuana may have medical benefits, it needs to go...

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Our Commentary

Gambling expansion is bad policy! – CALL!

The legislative efforts to expand gambling are now coming from some Republicans. Phone calls are the best tool to stop them. HB 175  is posted for passage in the Kentucky House. Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, who testified against HB175 (as filed)...

Cannabis must be fully researched – CALL!

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR 5) calls on the FDA to properly study cannabis, just like it does all other medications. ALL of the herbs and grasses of the field, and ALL of the shrubs and trees have been given to man to use and develop for his benefit. Cannabis...

The 2019 General Assembly: OPPORTUNITY!

Difficult issues are facing our Senators and Representatives, so they will need ALL the help they can get! (So, be sure to make your calls.) Here's the "Bad News” for the 2019 General Assembly Session: There are 32 brand new Representatives in the State House of...

How A Bill Becomes A Law

A law begins its journey toward enactment when it is introduced as a bill. It can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, but it must be approved by both in order to be sent to the Governor for his signature, at which point it becomes law....

Legislators of Faith

A very significant gathering! A very significant time! By Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of The Family Foundation Perhaps one of the most encouraging events that has taken place in my 30 years of work in the legislature, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1. On that...

Marijuana from a Healthcare Provider Perspective

With some states legalizing “medical marijuana” and some states even legalizing “recreational marijuana,” health practitioners are having to increase their knowledge of the complications arising from marijuana use by their patients. “Medical marijuana” in these states...

Gambling expansion is bad policy! – CALL!

The legislative efforts to expand gambling are now coming from some Republicans. Phone calls are the best tool to stop them. HB 175  is posted for passage in the Kentucky House. Stan Cave, attorney for The Family Foundation, who testified against HB175 (as filed)...

Cannabis must be fully researched – CALL!

House Concurrent Resolution 5 (HCR 5) calls on the FDA to properly study cannabis, just like it does all other medications. ALL of the herbs and grasses of the field, and ALL of the shrubs and trees have been given to man to use and develop for his benefit. Cannabis...

The 2019 General Assembly: OPPORTUNITY!

Difficult issues are facing our Senators and Representatives, so they will need ALL the help they can get! (So, be sure to make your calls.) Here's the "Bad News” for the 2019 General Assembly Session: There are 32 brand new Representatives in the State House of...

How A Bill Becomes A Law

A law begins its journey toward enactment when it is introduced as a bill. It can be introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate, but it must be approved by both in order to be sent to the Governor for his signature, at which point it becomes law....

Legislators of Faith

A very significant gathering! A very significant time! By Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of The Family Foundation Perhaps one of the most encouraging events that has taken place in my 30 years of work in the legislature, took place on Saturday, Dec. 1. On that...

Marijuana from a Healthcare Provider Perspective

With some states legalizing “medical marijuana” and some states even legalizing “recreational marijuana,” health practitioners are having to increase their knowledge of the complications arising from marijuana use by their patients. “Medical marijuana” in these states...