reproductive rights http://wkyufm.org en Reproductive Rights Rally Takes Aim at Upcoming Kentucky General Assembly Session http://wkyufm.org/post/reproductive-rights-rally-takes-aim-upcoming-kentucky-general-assembly-session <p></p><p>Arguing that some Kentucky legislators routinely file bills that would be, if enacted, harmful to women, activists rallied Saturday outside the state Capitol to support what they called "reproductive justice" in advance of the 2014 General Assembly session.</p><p>Roughly 75 activists caravanned from Louisville to Frankfort to advocate for legislation that would expand access to abortion and contraceptives, family support programs and comprehensive, science-based sex education.</p><p>Speakers at the rally lambasted what some called "religious conservatives" in Kentucky legislature who constantly introduce legislation that they claim harm low-income women.</p><p>"In Kentucky, year after year, there are proposals that continue to go before the legislature that would seek to limit a person's access to comprehensive sexuality education; seek to limit a person's access to the full range of pregnancy-related healthcare, including contraception and abortion; and seek to deny family support," Dawn Cooley, a minister at Louisville's First Unitarian Church, told the crowd. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:04:19 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39343 at http://wkyufm.org Reproductive Rights Rally Takes Aim at Upcoming Kentucky General Assembly Session