It has been quite a year at KHJN, from a hectic legislative session full of anti-abortion and anti-LGBTQ bills to wins and losses in courts from local to federal levels.
Your continued support through these ups and downs has made it possible for us to reduce barriers to Kentuckians seeking access to abortion care and fund more abortions than ever before! We've been able to increase our support for trans and gender non conforming Kentuckians to receive advocacy, support and gender affirming items to help them feel comfortable and validated in their lives. Through our partnership with Power to Decide and Appalshop our contraceptive access program All Access EKY has been able to provide knowledge and support about contraceptive options to Kentuckians across Eastern Kentucky.
Your support and donations mean so much to KHJN staff, volunteers, board members and folks all across the Commonwealth. If you would like to make an end of year donation you can do so online or mail it to us at PO Box 4761 Louisville, KY 40204.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
As many of us read yesterday the Supreme Court has refused to hear H.B 2, the narrated ultrasound law. This law requires doctors to describe in detail the ultrasound and play the sound of the fetal heartbeat even if it's against the patient's wishes. This law does not provide any improvements to abortion care in Kentucky, it's main purpose is to continue to shame and attempt to coerce people from having an abortion.
We urge you to read Kentucky’s Abortion Law Forces Me to Humiliate My Patients written by Dr. Ashlee Bergin from September where she explains the impact of this law on both doctors and patients in Kentucky.
While this ruling is disappointing to say the least, you CAN still get an abortion in Kentucky.
Thank you so much for your continued support for our mission
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