Protect Kentucky Access releases first television ad

The ad clarifies that Amendment 2 puts politicians in charge of women’s private medical decisions, puts their lives at risk

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Via press release from Protect Kentucky Access

The coalition opposing Amendment 2 began airing their first television ads of the campaign today. Protect Kentucky Access (PKA) purchased broadcast, cable and satellite television advertising space in Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green, and Paducah, as well as the Evansville, IL and Charleston-Huntington, WV media markets.

“On November 8, Kentuckians will vote on Amendment 2, which will will mandate government control of our private medical decisions and pave the way for a permanent ban on abortion, with no exceptions” said Rachel Sweet, Campaign Manager for PKA. “We ask Kentuckians to vote no on Amendment 2 because it puts the lives of women and girls at risk.”

The coalition released an ad called “Tragedy,” featuring a testimonial from a Kentucky woman who made the difficult decision to end a wanted pregnancy for medical reasons. If Amendment 2 were to pass on November 8, Courtney would not be able to receive the care she needed in her home state.

“It is important for voters across the Commonwealth to hear the stories of real Kentuckians who would be impacted by the passage of Amendment 2,” said Sweet. “No matter how we personally feel about abortion, Amendment 2 is a one-size-fits all approach to a complex issue. It does not take into account the tragic circumstances that could lead a woman to end a wanted pregnancy. By providing no exceptions for a woman’s life or health, Amendment 2 goes too far.”

Background Information:

  • Abortion is now illegal in Kentucky following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Despite a legal battle, the Commonwealth’s “trigger” ban is now in effect and abortion is outlawed in almost all cases, no exceptions.
  • In August, the Kentucky Supreme Court allowed Kentucky’s 6-week abortion ban and “trigger” ban to take effect. This means that abortion provision in the state has ceased.
  • Proceedings on the merit of the case over Kentucky’s abortion bans continue in the Kentucky Supreme Court, with oral arguments set for November 15.

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