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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

So, what now?

So, what now?

Emily Girard June 24, 2022

I woke up today in a condo in Florida, excited and ready to go to the beach with my mother. A few hours later, I was sobbing in my bed, scared for my life. Sure, the news coming out of the Supreme Court...

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Abortion: The debate continues

Kernel Opinions Desk September 23, 2021

The executives of the Student Democrats at UK and Student Republicans at UK come together in these dueling columns to debate the legality of abortion. Texas Senate Bill 8 sparked an uproar in either support...

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New abortion bill unneeded, a political move by Goforth

Chris Couch January 16, 2019

On Dec, 13, 2018, Kentucky State Legislator representing House District 89, and recently announced gubernatorial candidate Robert Goforth, pre-filed BR 823, also known as the fetal heartbeat bill.The bill’s...

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Another sexist comment from Trump is discouraging, unacceptable

October 5, 2018

After another sexist remark in a long line of misogynistic behavior from our country’s president, I am even more discouraged. On Monday, Oct. 1, President Donald Trump held a press conference in the...

Student activists chant during the counter protest to national anti-abortion group, Created Equals demonstration outside Whitehall Classroom building on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Free speech on display amid campus demonstrations

Bailey Vandiver October 19, 2017

Demonstrators and counter-protesters practiced free speech on UK’s campus on Thursday.Created Equal, a national anti-abortion group based in Columbus, Ohio, had signs, a video screen and representatives...

Student activists chant during the counter protest to national anti-abortion group, Created Equals demonstration outside Whitehall Classroom building on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Protesters, counter-protesters square off in middle of campus over abortion

Rick Childress October 19, 2017

A chaotic scene unfolded in front of Whitehall on Thursday afternoon. Chanting demonstrators, campus security and hundreds of curious students packed onto the lawn between Whitehall and the Engineering...

Anti-abortion group visits UK during month-long tour

October 19, 2017

Students were warned with "Graphic photos ahead" signs as they walked towards White Hall today.Created Equal, a national group based in Columbus, Ohio, is currently on a month-long tour through six states...

Kentucky could become only state without abortion access

Taylon Baker September 7, 2017

Depending on the outcome of a trial that began in Louisville today, Kentucky could become the only state in the nation without an abortion provider.Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration is attempting to revoke...

Bevin attacks Louisville abortion clinic

September 6, 2017

The only abortion clinic left in Kentucky is in Louisville. It is within the influence of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Soon, women may not have access to an abortion clinic in the state of Kentucky because...

Heartbeat bill imposes undue burden

Saadia Akhtar January 19, 2017

Just a few days ago Kentucky’s Legislature passed House Bill 2, a bill that would require abortion providers to provide an ultrasound to the mother, narrate said ultrasounds, and have the mother listen...

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Q&A: Qualities of a healthy relationship, sexting protocol

Mellisa Estebo April 5, 2016

“Is there a textbook definition for ‘healthy relationship?’” — Alex, Lexington residentActually, yes there is. A healthy relationship between two people has many qualities:  mutual respect,...

Lexington abortion clinic to face injunction hearing Wednesday

Lee Mengistu March 15, 2016

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services lawsuit against the only abortion provider in Lexington will take a step forward Wednesday at an injunction hearing in the Fayette County Circuit...

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