There is no doubt that we are living in a consequential moment for life. With the Yes for Life Constitutional Amendment on the November 8 ballot in Kentucky, our beloved Commonwealth is center stage in the fight to protect the unborn.
I continue to praise God that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the disastrous Roe v. Wade decision on June 24, declaring: “It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives.”
But abortion advocates have now sued in state court and an activist Louisville judge is attempting to once again wrongly take the issue of abortion out of the people’s hands and force his will upon Kentucky.
This act of judicial extremism amplifies the need to protect the Commonwealth from judicial abuse and secure a permanent victory for life at the state-level, through passage of the Yes for Life Amendment.
- Kentucky prohibited abortions for at least 94 years before Roe v. Wade wrongly voided our laws in 1973.
In its next session (1974), the Kentucky General Assembly proclaimed that, upon reversal of Roe v. Wade, “the declared [pro-life] policy of this Commonwealth… shall be fully restored.”
- Since then, the General Assembly has repeatedly reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s pro-life policy by prohibiting abortions, except to save the mother, to the fullest extent allowed.
- Removing all doubt, three-fourths of our elected legislators (with bipartisan support) voted in 2019 to expressly prohibit abortion if Roe was overturned.
- Kentuckians have passionately stood up for the sanctity of life in their homes, churches, and communities. On November 8, pro-life Kentuckians will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to show up at the ballot box and vote their pro-life values into the Kentucky Constitution!
I hope this pro-life edition of the Citizen is a great resource to you, your family, and your church!