CNA Staff, Jan 13, 2021 / 15:29 pm
Lawmakers in Kentucky on Monday sent two pro-life bills to Governor Andy Beshear's desk, both of which are likely to become law thanks to veto-proof majorities.
House Bill 2 would allow the state attorney general to directly investigate and prosecute abortion facilities for violations of recently enacted state laws, without relying on the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services, as is currently the case.
In October 2020, an appeals court upheld several of Kentucky's regulations on abortion clinics including that abortion facilities to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, within a certain distance, in case of medical complications that could arise from abortions.
The second bill, Senate Bill 9, would make it illegal for medical professionals to deny medical care to babies born alive during abortions- a goal that has garnered support in several states and on the national level.