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Hands On Originals Has Victory

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation applauded today's ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court in favor of a Lexington T-shirt company which had been accused, by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, of discrimination against gays because it...

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...

“Four Truths” about gambling expansion

It has always worked this way: A few people who have money try to induce those who have little to “take a chance.” Those wealthy individuals never gamble on their machines — they know better. Now we have the horse racing industry, which claims to need money,...

Foxes Guarding Hens

 On Aug. 21, a meeting was held in Frankfort to discuss the newest idea for solving the state’s financial problems. The Joint Interim Licensing and Occupations Committee took testimony on sports wagering legislation. Unfortunately for supporters of this legislation,...

Hands On Originals Has Victory

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation applauded today's ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court in favor of a Lexington T-shirt company which had been accused, by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, of discrimination against gays because it...

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...

“Four Truths” about gambling expansion

It has always worked this way: A few people who have money try to induce those who have little to “take a chance.” Those wealthy individuals never gamble on their machines — they know better. Now we have the horse racing industry, which claims to need money,...

Foxes Guarding Hens

 On Aug. 21, a meeting was held in Frankfort to discuss the newest idea for solving the state’s financial problems. The Joint Interim Licensing and Occupations Committee took testimony on sports wagering legislation. Unfortunately for supporters of this legislation,...

Hands On Originals Has Victory

LEXINGTON, KY — The Family Foundation applauded today's ruling by the Kentucky Supreme Court in favor of a Lexington T-shirt company which had been accused, by the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, of discrimination against gays because it...

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...

“Four Truths” about gambling expansion

It has always worked this way: A few people who have money try to induce those who have little to “take a chance.” Those wealthy individuals never gamble on their machines — they know better. Now we have the horse racing industry, which claims to need money,...

Foxes Guarding Hens

 On Aug. 21, a meeting was held in Frankfort to discuss the newest idea for solving the state’s financial problems. The Joint Interim Licensing and Occupations Committee took testimony on sports wagering legislation. Unfortunately for supporters of this legislation,...

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Federal Appeals Court hears oral argument

CINCINNATI, OH – “This case is about women’s safety,” said Joyce Ostrander, policy analyst for The Family Foundation. “If justice prevails, EMW and Planned Parenthood will continue to be required to have a written agreement in place ensuring the smooth and rapid...

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...

Kentucky has five pro-life bills “in court”

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...

Senate Marches On With Confirmations

SENATE MARCHES ON WITH CONFIRMATIONS The U.S. Senate, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s leadership, confirmed 15 federal judicial nominees this month. Since 2017, he has led the U.S. Senate to confirm 112 of President Trump’s judicial nominees. The confirmation...

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...

Adults and Their Sexual Fantasies

Adults and Their Sexual Fantasies The Louisville Free Library is holding a “Drag Queen Storytime” tomorrow, May 18. The event had been scheduled on March 30, but was cancelled for some unknown reason. However, according to WHAS, Louisville’s interim library director...

PP Attempts to Thwart Safety Regulation

LEXINGTON, KY--"The organization that talks about safe and legal abortions doesn't seem to care enough about safety to make sure that women get the care they need if something goes wrong," said a spokesman for The Family Foundation today. The comment came in response...

Some want our money at all costs

Opinion: By Martin Cothran, Senior Policy Analyst for The Family Foundation The gambling bill in the 2019 Session is dead, but the corruptive influence of the gambling industry never dies. In early February, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that a prominent...

Historical Racing case is farcical

It’s a fact that these machines were operating LONG BEFORE there was a ruling. How the Kentucky judiciary had been allowing these “historical racing” slot machines to operate long before it ruled in the case is “Exhibit Number 1” of how the gambling industry corrupts...

HB 175: Massive gambling expansion bill fails!

Though it was described simply as a “Sports Wagering bill,” HB 175 would have had huge ramifications for Kentucky families. House Bill 175 was “advertised” in the General Assembly in Frankfort as the “Sports Wagering Bill” but it actually went way beyond its moniker....

Which path will the Court choose?

On Wednesday, February 27, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will settle the fate of a nearly 100-year-old cross-shaped war memorial in Maryland. The Court also has an opportunity to clarify or change the legal standard to be applied in other...

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...

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