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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 ensure that faith-based providers of adoption and foster services can continue to provide services based on their core beliefs. It prevents state government from penalizing or punishing adoption and foster care providers because of their beliefs about...

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 parental rights as fundamental rights, which includes the right of the parent to direct and consent to the medical care, education, upbringing and religious training of their children. It also requires the state to have a compelling interest...

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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Bill Tracking

The Family Foundation is identifying & tracking dozens of additional bills that could impact your family and the values you hold dear. We will be updating this list throughout Kentucky’s 2019 General Assembly.

 

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Our Commentary

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...

The state pension issue IS important, but . . .

Some are using our significant crisis as a political weapon rather than truly working to find the solution. The 600-pound gorilla in the room this Fall is the question of state pensions. Clearly, just as bread has two sides, there are naturally two sides in this...

Consider these 2017-18 victories when you vote:

The list of successfully passed pro-family legislation over the last two years is a reason for which every family can be proud. Major changes in how the General Assembly responds to the will and values of everyday Kentuckians has come into play. Simply consider the...

Sports betting: Another proposed boondoggle

Opinion: Why do government officials not recognize that their duty is to the people of Kentucky, not the gambling industry lobbyists? By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst For The Family Foundation One of the state lawmakers pushing a bill to legalize sports...

Pregnancy Centers honored by GA resolution and rally

House Concurrent Resolution 152, honoring Pregnancy Help Centers for their life saving work, passed the 2018 General Assembly and was signed by Gov. Bevin on April 2. Over 50 Pregnancy Help Centers (PHCs) operate in Kentucky, 37 of which are Care Net affiliates. These...

Gambling expansion goes down . . . AGAIN!

Editor’s Note: The gambling industry has been trying to bring casino-style gambling into the state (through the legislature) for decades because of the massive volume of money to be gained (the losses of patrons). However, for the last eight years it’s tried though...

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...

The state pension issue IS important, but . . .

Some are using our significant crisis as a political weapon rather than truly working to find the solution. The 600-pound gorilla in the room this Fall is the question of state pensions. Clearly, just as bread has two sides, there are naturally two sides in this...

Consider these 2017-18 victories when you vote:

The list of successfully passed pro-family legislation over the last two years is a reason for which every family can be proud. Major changes in how the General Assembly responds to the will and values of everyday Kentuckians has come into play. Simply consider the...

Sports betting: Another proposed boondoggle

Opinion: Why do government officials not recognize that their duty is to the people of Kentucky, not the gambling industry lobbyists? By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst For The Family Foundation One of the state lawmakers pushing a bill to legalize sports...

Pregnancy Centers honored by GA resolution and rally

House Concurrent Resolution 152, honoring Pregnancy Help Centers for their life saving work, passed the 2018 General Assembly and was signed by Gov. Bevin on April 2. Over 50 Pregnancy Help Centers (PHCs) operate in Kentucky, 37 of which are Care Net affiliates. These...

Gambling expansion goes down . . . AGAIN!

Editor’s Note: The gambling industry has been trying to bring casino-style gambling into the state (through the legislature) for decades because of the massive volume of money to be gained (the losses of patrons). However, for the last eight years it’s tried though...