at PO Box 33071 , Louisville, 40232-3071 United States
Reproductive Rights For Kentucky PAC was formed to fight to for the rights of women across Kentucky and across the country.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Co-sponsors of this legislation were four Kentucky Representatives, namely Tom Massie, Brett Guthrie, Andy Barr and Hal Rogers. While it is unlikely that this bill will pass in the U.S. Senate, and would surely be vetoed by the President, it is this type of legislation that escalating and gaining strength in state legislatures like Kentucky and on the federal level. This is why the Reproductive Rights For Kentucky PAC was formed and why it is so important that we fight to keep the rights we fought so hard for. Reproductive Rights for Kentucky PAC is not associated with, or authorized by, any federal or state candidate, or any campaign committee. Reproductive Rights for Kentucky PAC PO Box 33071 Louisville KY 40232-3071 Sara Gould, Treasurer
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Remember -- we have the power to get these anti-choice people out of office! January 9, 2015 Senate approves informed consent legislation FRANKFORT – The state Senate passed an abortion-related measure by a 30-5 vote today. Senate Bill 4, introduced by Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, calls for a face-to-face meeting between the pregnant woman and a healthcare provider at least 24-hours before an abortion takes place. Adams said current law states a physician, licensed nurse, physician assistant or social worker must verbally inform the woman of the medical risks and abortion alternatives at least 24-hours before an abortion, but it does not specify that the information be given in a face-to face meeting. She said it is sometimes done via a recorded telephone message. “The importance of a face-to-face medical consultation prior to consenting to a surgical procedure is a widely accepted medical standard of care – and Kentucky woman deserve no less,” Raque said. Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, said abortion-related measures always prompt a lot of discussion about women’s rights but not about a baby’s rights. “Somebody has to be the voice of those children … ,” he said. “Life begins at conception.” Sen. Ralph Alvarado, R-Winchester, said he was compelled to publicly explain his vote since he was the only medical doctor currently serving as a Senator. He said informed consent is basically an ethics doctrine. “I don’t see how anyone could possibly want to restrict this from an individual,” he said. “Informed consent should be looked on as a process rather than a signature … .” Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, voted for the bill but complained legislators “never include daddies’ rights” in abortion-related measures. Sen. Denise Harper Angel, D-Louisville, explained why she voted against the bill. “This bill is just another annual assault on women’s right to make a personal decision,” she said. “It is demeaning to all women and particularly burdensome on working women and women in rural areas. Politics don’t belong in the exam room.” Sen. Reginald Thomas, D-Lexington, was also against the bill. “I don’t know why it is we have to impose upon these women a guilt trip … ,” he said. The measure now goes to the House for consideration.
The US Congress and Kentucky General Assembly are at it again. These are the same men who also want to deny women access to contraceptives. Go figure! The Kentucky Senate Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee heard and passed Senate Bill 4, this year’s first attempt to further restricts access to abortion. KY Senate Bill 4 would require a woman to have "in person" counseling a minimum of 24 hours prior to providing consent for an abortion. A woman already has to wait 24 hours before having an abortion, making her visit the clinic twice will cost her up to an additional $600 in out of pocket expenses. This legislation is an attack on poor and rural women. This legislation now moves on to the full Kentucky Senate for consideration. In the US Congress: On the very first day of the new Congress, anti-choice Republicans introduced legislation to ban abortion after 20 weeks. The bill could now come up for a vote at any time. Instead of solving the country's real problems, these guys are still obsessed over a woman uterus. Let's find another job for them and elect serious people to run our country.