Planned Parenthood

Josh James / WUKY

On the same day Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was summoned to Capitol Hill to defend the organization, Lexington supporters are rallying outside the nonprofit’s Southland Drive location.


Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says colleagues in his chamber will be voting on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood next week. The move comes in the wake of controversy over a series of secretly recorded videos showing representatives of the group discussing fetal tissue donations.

About 50 high school and college students gathered for Reproductive Freedom and Youth Rights Lobbying Day in Frankfort Tuesday.