From the Family Foundation of Kentucky:
Mark your calendar now for the annual Rally for Life at the Capitol on Thursday, February 3. The rally will begin at 11:00 a.m. Speakers will include: Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of Lexington; T. Patrick Monaghan, President of Kentucky Right to Life; Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of The Family Foundation; Kathy Rutledge with Silent No More & Operation Outcry; and Shari Richard, an obstetrical ultrasound educator from Michigan. Several legislators will also be on hand to speak
A new bill is making its rounds in Kentucky proposing a law which would require women be offered the option to see their baby’s ultrasound and have its development explained prior to undergoing abortive procedures. See below for more details from Kentucky Right to Life:
SB9 – Ultrasound Informed Consent – will be heard in the Senate Standing Committee on Military Affairs, Veterans, and Public Safety on January 6th and is expected to pass with bipartisan support.
Hopefully it will receive its final reading and pass on the Senate floor on Friday, then head to the House, where it has died in previous years.
During the next three weeks please work to generate phone calls into your House Representative and ask him or her to urge House Leadership to support the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill. When you call the Legislative Message line at 800-372-7181 the operator will identify your House Rep within a few seconds.
We must be the clear and strong voice for the unborn. Their lives depend on it!
Kentucky Right to Life Association
The bill did pass in the Kentucky Senate (http://bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com/2011/01/06/gop-agenda-moving-through-state-senate-in-whirlwind-fashion/) so let’s pray the Lord causes it to pass in the upcoming House vote.
Three states currently have similar laws (http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_RFU.pdf) – pray that Kentucky joins them soon!
Here is the link to the bill http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/11RS/sb9.htm as well as the site where you can look up your Kentucky Representative http://www.lrc.ky.gov/house/hsemembers.htm. Join us in calling our law makers and praying the Lord causes this bill to pass!