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Bishops Respond to Passage of SB 402 Feb

Yesterday evening, the Kentucky State Senate accepted the House changes to SB 4, sending the bill to Governor Bevin for his signature. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky has, along with several other pro-life organizations, worked for many years to pass this legislation. Kentucky has a very strong statute governing informed consent prior to abortion, but […]
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A Woman’s Right to Know Bills Scheduled for Hearing March 2019 Mar

Three important bills related to a woman’s right to have all the information she needs to give informed consent before undergoing a surgical or medical abortion are up for discussion in the March 20th meeting of the House Standing Committee on Health and Welfare: HB 575, SB 3, and SB 8. Rep. Gerald Watkins, sponsor […]
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Democratic House Leaders Kill Women’s Rights Bill06 Mar

House Democratic leaders – Speaker Stumbo, Speaker Pro-Tem Clark, Majority Floor Leader Adkins, Majority Caucus Chair Overly, Majority Whip Thompson – have, once again, decided to kill a reasonable legislative proposal to insure that women considering abortion have full access to all necessary information before giving final consent for the abortion. How? By not listening […]
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CCK Priority Legislation03 Feb

This page features information about legislation which is a priority for the Catholic Conference. . With a staff of three, one of whom, is dedicated to education issues, we cannot work on every piece of legislation before the General Assembly. In their December meeting, the bishops decided on priorities and this page reflects that decision. […]
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Prolife Supporters Gathered in Frankfort to Support SB 3 & SB 802 Feb

Kentucky Right to Life sponsored its annual gathering in the Capitol Rotunda last week to support Senate Bill 3 defining conditions under which informed consent may be given and Senate Bill 8 requiring an ultrasound, but keeping it optional regarding whether or not the patient watches it. Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, in one of his […]

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2018 Elections
On November 6, 2018, Kentuckians will cast votes for every seat in the state House of Representatives and several seats in the Senate. The candidates that prevail will begin their work as legislators in January for the 2019 term of the Kentucky General Assembly.  You have an important role to play in this process.  Legislators […]

Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act Draws Increasing Support
Earlier this morning, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr (Lexington) held a press conference announcing her decision to pre-file the Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act, in advance of the 2019 General Assembly. Joined by Reps. Melinda Prunty (Belton) and Kim Moser (Taylor Mill), and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Sen. Kerr leads a bipartisan coalition attempting to […]

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