Having grown up in a home where my parents did not even tell each other who they voted for in local, state and national elections, it feels odd to suggest how folks should vote. I think, however, you will agree that I am on solid ground on this one.
Coming up on Nov. 8, Kentucky Baptists, along with the rest of the commonwealth, can cast their vote to help protect the unborn in Kentucky by writing our shared values directly into our state constitution.
On the ballot is an amendment that will assure there is no right to abortion or the funding for abortions in Kentucky’s Constitution.
The proposed amendment, which was known legislatively as House Bill 91, proposes to create a new section which states that Kentucky’s Constitution does not secure or protect a right to abortion or the funding of abortion.
Kentucky Baptists’ pro-life convictions are rooted in scripture and stated with succinct clarity in the Baptist Faith and Message.
Article III states: “Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation.” We believe that every human being, born or unborn has worth and dignity.
Article XV reminds us: “We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.” God has given many of us a platform to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Article XV further reminds us: “In order to promote these ends Christians should be ready to work with all men of good will in any good cause, always being careful to act in the spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ and His truth.”
While Amendment #2 does not end abortion in Kentucky – we hope to see this accomplished through other means – it does protect the Commonwealth from individuals or organizations who may wish to find abortion rights in our constitution.
By voting “yes” for Constitutional Amendment #2, you will help make it clear that Kentuckians want Kentucky to be a pro-life state.
If you would like to pledge your vote ahead of time, go to https://www.yesforlifeky.com/. Feel free to share this link on Facebook and Twitter and encourage your friends and family members to vote “yes” for life in Kentucky.
Please join me and other Kentucky Baptists in praying for the day when legalized abortion will be part of our tragic past in Kentucky, but no longer a part of our future.