Would You Lift a Finger to Save a Life?

Sometimes an issue is complicated. Sometimes it’s hard to know what action to take even when you have a strong sense of what is right or wrong about an issue. Sometimes issues are painted in shades of gray rather than in black and white.

Guess what? This isn’t one of those times.

If you support life and you live in Kentucky, there’s now specific, clear-cut action you can take in order to help women who are dealing with a decision about abortion.

Senate Bill 9, the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill, has been approved by the state Senate and is now in the hands of a House of Representatives committee. If passed, the bill that will require giving a woman considering an abortion the opportunity to see an ultrasound of her developing baby before making a final decision.

Despite quick passage in the Senate, the bill has a difficult road ahead in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Similar bills have been sent to the House for the past six years but pro-abortion leaders there typically send the bill to a committee that never allows it to see the light of day on the floor of the House.

This year, the bill, along with another abortion bill, has been assigned to the House Health and Welfare Committee where it will die once again unless citizens speak up clearly and demand that the committee sends it to the House floor for a vote.

The main reason pro-abortion leaders do not allow this bill to come up for a vote is because they know that the bill would pass. The Family Foundation of Kentucky recently approached legislators about how they would vote on this bill if they had the opportunity and found that the legislation not only has the support of a majority of representatives but actually has enough votes to achieve a super majority of more than 60 votes. In fact, Family Foundation officials actually would expect the bill to receive some 80-85 votes on final passage.

So what you can we do in such an cynical thwarting of the democratic process? Lift a finger!

That’s right, the thing we all need to do is also very easy. Call Frankfort!

If this issue is of concern to you, please don’t sit idly by and do nothing. Call your House representative and ask him or her to urge House leadership to support the Ultrasound Informed Consent bill.

Making the connection with your representative is easy even if you don’t know the legislator’s name. Just call the legislative message line at 800-372-7181. The operator will identify your representative for you within just a few seconds and take your message.

In addition to messaging your own legislator, make sure the operator also copies the House Health and Welfare Committee:

Have the operator also copy the following House leaders:

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