Kentucky is about to put a law in place that would ban abortions meant to eliminate babies with disabilities or abortions aimed at killing a baby of a particular sex or race.
The bill would “ban any abortion sought on the basis of the baby’s race, sex, color, national origin, or disability. Abortionists would be required to certify they were unaware of any such motive before aborting. Violators would be guilty of a Class D felony (punishable by 1-5 years in prison), see their medical licenses revoked or suspended, and be potentially liable for civil damages.”
The bill was passed in the Kentucky House 67-25 and has now passed the Senate by a 32-4 voted. After reconciliation it will head to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
“All human life has intrinsic value,” Rep. Melinda Gibbons Prunty said. The state rep. said that the bill adds “15 clauses that protect the sanctity of life and civil rights” to current law.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin seems ready to sign the bill and proclaimed “bring it on” in a recent tweet.
Kentucky will always fight for life…
— Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) March 13, 2019
Bevin also recently slammed Democrats.
Two days earlier, Bevin wrote an op-ed blasting Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear for refusing to defend Kentucky’s previous pro-life laws from legal challenge, vowing that his own legal team will continue to “fight with all of our intellect, our talent, and our heart to defend the innocent.”
Naturally, the abortion supporters of the ACLU are against the bill.
The left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) quickly announced it would be suing to block the law from being enforced, with ACLU of Kentucky staff attorney Heather Gatnarek calling it a “thinly veiled effort of the Kentucky General Assembly to advance their anti-abortion agenda under the guise of an anti-discrimination bill” that “will do nothing to improve the lives of Kentuckians with disabilities.”
The ACLU wants minorities murdered in the womb, so it isn’t surprising.
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