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Council members support Respect for Life Day

Thursday January 16, 2003

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin

Patrick H. Neely

LOUISVILLE – Sixteen members of the Metro Council today gave their support for Respect for Life Day.

January 22 is National Respect for Life Day. The council members who support Respect for Life Day believe in the need to re-educate people in Louisville to the sanctity of each human life. Both the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence affirm this inalienable right.

“We are proud to call attention to the need to respect life,” said Councilman Robin Engel, District 22. “As candidates, we walked door to door for more than a year to find out what our neighbors felt were important issues. Time and time again, they talked about the need to reaffirm the sanctity of life. Today, we are telling them that we heard them and we agree with them.

“And we are proud to make this announcement in a bipartisan way. Not only that, this support comes from all areas of metro Louisville – the former city as well as suburbs across the county.”

District 21 Councilman Dan Johnson, who spearheaded the effort with Engel, agreed.

“I support the need to respect life,” Johnson said. “It has long been an issue where I’m from – the South End. I strongly support Respect for Life Day on the 22nd of January.”

Council members who support Respect for Life Day are:

Cyril Allgeier, District 10; Kevin Kramer, District 11; Rick Blackwell, District 12; Ron Weston, District 13; Bob Henderson, District 14; Kelly Downard, District 16; Glen E. Stuckel, District 17; Julie Raque Adams, District 18; Hal Heiner, District 19; Stuart Benson, District 20; Dan Johnson, District 21; Robin Engel, District 22; James H. Peden, District 23; Madonna Flood, District 24; Doug Hawkins, District 25; and Ellen Call, District 26.


Julie Raque Adams (R)  18
Stuart Benson (R)  20
Ellen Call (R)  26
Kelly Downard (R)  16
Robin Engel (R)  22
Doug Hawkins (R)  25
Hal Heiner (R)  19
Kevin Kramer (R)  11
James Peden (R)  23
Glen Stuckel (R)  17