A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Catholic PAC was founded by Louisville attorney Vince Heuser after the May primary elections.
Heuser says the idea for the state-based PAC stems from two issues that are contentious in the Catholic community. One is a mandate from the federal government that health insurance plans must cover contraceptives. The second is a tussle with state House Democrats over bill that would require women seeking abortions to view an ultrasound of their fetus.