LIFE

"All human life is a gift to be treasured"

LIFE

"All human life is a gift to be treasured"

LIFE

"All human life is a gift to be treasured"

Life

The Family Foundation affirms the inherent dignity of every human life, from conception until death. (See Human Dignity) Our purpose is to help build a culture of life, holding that all human life is a gift to be treasured. The life of every human being is an intrinsic good, not something whose value is conditional upon its usefulness to others or to the State.

No human being need prove his or her moral worth by demonstrating sentience, or self-awareness, or a certain level of cognitive ability. Neither scientific progress nor the desire to help others can justify sacrificing the life or inherent dignity of any human being. Every human, born or unborn, deserves the equal protection of the law.

Abortion

Few things touch on the sanctity of human life more than the practice of abortion. A pregnancy should not simply be “terminated” as if it were something impersonal and problematic; it cannot be without physical and emotional consequences. A child in the womb is distinct, developing, wholly human. Each time a mother decides or a father pressures to end such a life, it is a profound tragedy. Abortion harms the mother and deprives society of the gifts of the unborn.

Nevertheless, for decades our national and state laws have rarely recognized these truths. So, The Family Foundation works to present the intrinsic dignity of unborn human life and the costs of abortion to the public, lawmakers, and the courts. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, declaring abortion to be a constitutional “right,” was without foundation in the text of the Constitution and was thus wrongly decided. We look forward to the day when this grave error will be corrected.

If the absence of a heart beat indicates death, then what does the presence of a heart beat in the womb, 18 days after conception, indicate? The answer is LIFE!  That is HUMAN LIFE – most often, before the mother even knows she is pregnant.  A “termination of pregnancy” must be viewed by Kentucky government and by Kentucky citizens as what it really is, the termination of a LIFE.  Kentucky could be, and should be, a leading state in the effort to undo this wrong in America, and even in the world.

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People should be able to make choices free from the moral restraints of the religious views of others. That’s what liberals and even libertarians have long argued because, after all,“you can’t legislate morality.” However, every law is just that – a moral decision....

States’ momentum building to overturn Roe

On May 14, the five conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court joined together to overturn a 40-year-old court precedent because they believed it to be “an incorrect resolution of an important constitutional question.” Though the case had nothing to do with...

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The past two years have been busy in federal courts for Kentucky’s laws that protect life and women. Not only have the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and EMW Women’s Surgical Center sued the Commonwealth over new laws, they have begun to file legal challenges over...

Life’s National Snapshot

LIFE'S NATIONAL SNAPSHOT Momentum for overturning Roe has been building since the 1973 case legalized abortion and established the trimester framework governing when and why states could regulate it. In 1992, Planned Parenthood v. Casey came close to overturning Roe,...

The Value of Every Life

People should be able to make choices free from the moral restraints of the religious views of others.  That’s what liberals and even libertarians have long argued because, after all, “you can’t legislate morality.”  However, every law is just that – a moral...

Kentucky teachers face a difficult choice

At the July 2019 meeting of the National Education Association (NEA), the organization adopted new language clarifying and strengthening its support for abortion-on-demand. For decades, pro-life advocates have asserted that the NEA has been a strong pro-abortion...

The Value of Every Life

People should be able to make choices free from the moral restraints of the religious views of others. That’s what liberals and even libertarians have long argued because, after all,“you can’t legislate morality.” However, every law is just that – a moral decision....

States’ momentum building to overturn Roe

On May 14, the five conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court joined together to overturn a 40-year-old court precedent because they believed it to be “an incorrect resolution of an important constitutional question.” Though the case had nothing to do with...

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The past two years have been busy in federal courts for Kentucky’s laws that protect life and women. Not only have the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and EMW Women’s Surgical Center sued the Commonwealth over new laws, they have begun to file legal challenges over...

Life’s National Snapshot

LIFE'S NATIONAL SNAPSHOT Momentum for overturning Roe has been building since the 1973 case legalized abortion and established the trimester framework governing when and why states could regulate it. In 1992, Planned Parenthood v. Casey came close to overturning Roe,...

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People should be able to make choices free from the moral restraints of the religious views of others.  That’s what liberals and even libertarians have long argued because, after all, “you can’t legislate morality.”  However, every law is just that – a moral...

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Louisiana law case could be the tipping point

The case deals with abortion so it could give some indication where the Court, now with Kavanuagh and Gorsuch, wants to go. Much has been debated about what the US Supreme Court will do with the abortion case coming out of Louisiana. The measure on trial, known as Act...

As I See It… Two Inconvenient Truths

Kentuckians now await Judge Joseph McKinley’s decision on live dismemberment of the unborn. His decision may be a year away. By Joyce Ostrander, Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation Testimony in the November 2018 trial of Kentucky’s newest abortion statute...

Showdown: Unborn Child Dismemberment Ban

House Bill 454 is one of nine bills in the nation that limits this particularly barbaric abortion procedure. November 13 marks the start of a multi-day courtroom showdown between the Commonwealth and abortion advocates. The judge must decide whether to uphold the...

Unborn Child Dismemberment Ban goes to court

House Bill 454, sponsored by Rep. Addia Wuchner, is one of the strongest bills in the nation that limits an abortion procedure. With a trial date set for Nov. 13-17, Gov. Bevin’s legal team finds itself once again facing off with the ACLU and Kentucky’s last remaining...

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...

Congress and the Life Issue: Fact from Fiction

Editor’s Note: U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican, has served the 6th Congressional District for just over 5 years. He regards himself as a pro-life legislator and was eager to clarify what has been happening with the life issue in Washington during the last two years....

House Bill 454: Banning Dismemberment Abortion

Rep. Addia Wuchner This bill prohibits an abortion on a pregnant woman that will result in the dismemberment, bodily crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child when the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 11 weeks or greater, except in the...

Kentucky: Amazingly equipped for the Sanctity of Life issue

To become a state with a comprehensive “culture of life” it takes many people and many groups doing the many things necessary. Kentucky has been graced with many of the assets needed. Though there is still a long way to go for the Commonwealth to reach its apex in the...

House Bill 454: Banning Dismemberment Abortion

Rep. Addia Wuchner: This bill will prohibit an abortion on a pregnant woman that will result in the dismemberment, bodily crushing, or human vivisection of the child unborn when probable age post-fertilization the of unborn child is 11 weeks or greater, except in the...

House Bill 115: Chemical Abortion Reporting

By Rep. Robby Mills – HB 115 requires a physician to report prescriptions for misoprostol, mifeprex, or any other drugs that are intended to end a pregnancy. Currently, the FDA requires such to be given in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. The ACLU has filed suit...

House Bill 103: Ultrasound Reporting

By Rep. Joe Fischer – Requires a physician or qualified technician to provide a written medical description of images depicted during a required ultrasound prior to an abortion so the woman has all the information about the decision she is making prior to the...

Seeing Life is Believing Life

Seeing Life is Believing Life Every parent remembers seeing and hearing their child for the first time through an ultrasound. Ultrasounds have the unique ability to help parents bond with their children by accessing additional human senses. A nationwide study found...

Louisiana law case could be the tipping point

The case deals with abortion so it could give some indication where the Court, now with Kavanuagh and Gorsuch, wants to go. Much has been debated about what the US Supreme Court will do with the abortion case coming out of Louisiana. The measure on trial, known as Act...

As I See It… Two Inconvenient Truths

Kentuckians now await Judge Joseph McKinley’s decision on live dismemberment of the unborn. His decision may be a year away. By Joyce Ostrander, Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation Testimony in the November 2018 trial of Kentucky’s newest abortion statute...

Showdown: Unborn Child Dismemberment Ban

House Bill 454 is one of nine bills in the nation that limits this particularly barbaric abortion procedure. November 13 marks the start of a multi-day courtroom showdown between the Commonwealth and abortion advocates. The judge must decide whether to uphold the...

Unborn Child Dismemberment Ban goes to court

House Bill 454, sponsored by Rep. Addia Wuchner, is one of the strongest bills in the nation that limits an abortion procedure. With a trial date set for Nov. 13-17, Gov. Bevin’s legal team finds itself once again facing off with the ACLU and Kentucky’s last remaining...

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...

Congress and the Life Issue: Fact from Fiction

Editor’s Note: U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, a Republican, has served the 6th Congressional District for just over 5 years. He regards himself as a pro-life legislator and was eager to clarify what has been happening with the life issue in Washington during the last two years....

House Bill 454: Banning Dismemberment Abortion

Rep. Addia Wuchner This bill prohibits an abortion on a pregnant woman that will result in the dismemberment, bodily crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child when the probable post-fertilization age of the unborn child is 11 weeks or greater, except in the...

Kentucky: Amazingly equipped for the Sanctity of Life issue

To become a state with a comprehensive “culture of life” it takes many people and many groups doing the many things necessary. Kentucky has been graced with many of the assets needed. Though there is still a long way to go for the Commonwealth to reach its apex in the...

House Bill 454: Banning Dismemberment Abortion

Rep. Addia Wuchner: This bill will prohibit an abortion on a pregnant woman that will result in the dismemberment, bodily crushing, or human vivisection of the child unborn when probable age post-fertilization the of unborn child is 11 weeks or greater, except in the...

House Bill 115: Chemical Abortion Reporting

By Rep. Robby Mills – HB 115 requires a physician to report prescriptions for misoprostol, mifeprex, or any other drugs that are intended to end a pregnancy. Currently, the FDA requires such to be given in a hospital, clinic or doctor’s office. The ACLU has filed suit...

House Bill 103: Ultrasound Reporting

By Rep. Joe Fischer – Requires a physician or qualified technician to provide a written medical description of images depicted during a required ultrasound prior to an abortion so the woman has all the information about the decision she is making prior to the...