Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 25, 2021 / 11:45 am
A Kentucky bill requiring appropriate medical care for babies surviving attempted abortions became law on Friday.
Gov. Andy Bashear (D) neither signed nor vetoed the "Born-Alive" bill that passed the state legislature. The bill, SB9, requires that infants who are born alive after an attempted abortion be given appropriate medical care.
Kentucky's legislature passed the bill on Jan. 9, and sent it to Bashear later that day. After nearly two weeks had passed without either a veto or signature, the bill automatically became law on Jan. 22, the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.