Despite Efforts to Re-Legalize Abortion, Kentucky Must Move Forward In Building A Compassionate Pro-Life Culture

Yesterday, Representative Lindsey Burke (D-Lexington) and the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, announced the filing of additional pro-abortion bills (HB 428 & 429) that would seek to re-legalize abortion in Kentucky and promote abortion trafficking by helping facilitate the killing of preborn Kentuckians outside of Kentucky. This comes after Sen. David Yates (D-Louisville), with the support of Governor Andy Beshear (D), filed SB 99 earlier this session to re-legalize certain abortions and further confuse the public’s understanding of abortion.

The Family Foundation joins with numerous pro-life leaders, and with the record crowd that gathered for the Kentucky March for Life last week, in calling for Kentucky to move forward, not backwards, in building a culture that “Loves Them Both” – by protecting mothers and their preborn children.

Statement from David Walls, executive director of The Family Foundation:

“Kentucky must continue to chart a path forward by building a compassionate culture of life that values both mother and child. The calls by the pro-abortion industry to re-legalize killing unborn children and move Kentucky backwards in protecting human rights should be flatly rejected.

“I am thankful that the strong, pro-life majorities in the General Assembly are actively working to move Kentucky forward with pro-life policies that provide support for babies, moms, and families,” Walls concluded.

The Family Foundation is actively engaged in education efforts and advocacy for pro-life and pro-family policies in the 2024 General Assembly that seek to uphold human dignity, support mothers, and create of culture of life. A list of notable pro-life bills that The Family Foundation is supporting can be found here.

Our executive director David Walls spoke with WKYT about our strong opposition to these bills filed in Kentucky that seek to re-legalize abortion:


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