Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, vetoed a bill that would suspend access to legal abortion. The Republican-majority House and Senate bypassed the Governor’s veto. That action makes Kentucky the very first state without legal access to abortion since the Supreme Court decided Roe v Wade, in 1973.
The new law is a sweeping pro-life measure that took effect immediately. According to Hotair,
“It requires abortion providers to stop offering abortions until they meet certain requirements. The new requirements include a provision that states fetal remains must be cremated or interred, a combination birth-death certificate or a stillbirth certificate must be issued after every abortion, and it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Abortion clinics in Kentucky argue that these requirements make it too difficult and/or expensive to operate.”
Governor Beshear vetoed the legislation mentioning the problem that there is no exception for cases of rape or incest. “Rape and incest are violent crimes. Victims of these crimes should have options.” He said the law is “likely unconstitutional” due to the new requirements.
Planned Parenthood’s Kentucky state director Tamarra Wieder stated that 2 provisions will prevent providers from operating.
“The first is a requirement that the state Board of Pharmacy certify providers who dispense abortion pills. Until abortion providers are certified, they are prevented from offering medication abortions.
The second is a requirement that fetal remains be cremated or interred, which places logistical and cost burdens on the clinics that they cannot sustain.
The bill also bans telehealth for medication abortions, requiring an in-person doctor visit for patients seeking to end their pregnancy by pill.”
If abortion is genuinely all about ladies’ health, which it isn’t, then why are these arrangements so inappropriate? Abortion tablets end a pregnancy and might trigger severe side impacts for the lady, besides ending the life of a gestating human being.
Writer Karen Townsend noted,
“Shouldn’t a certified medical professional dispense such medication? As for the requirement of cremation or interment, that will require additional costs to the clinics. Too bad. It’s the cost of doing that kind of business. “
Killing babies is a big business after all, specifically for Planned Parenthood.
Anti-Life advocacy groups state they will challenge the law in court.
Kentucky is decreasing the exact same course as that of other Republican-led state legislatures. The Supreme Court might rule by the end of June on a Mississippi case that enables the state legislature to rule abortion is prohibited and restricts abortion. It is believed that the conservative justices are open to making significant cuts in abortion rights.
Infanticides are prohibited when a heartbeat can be discovered, typically 6 weeks into a pregnancy. Just recently headings were made when a female was jailed for a “self-induced abortion”.
Oklahoma’s Governor signed a bill that makes abortion prohibited other than in medical emergency situations. An infraction can bring fines of approximately $100,000 and 10 years in prison. If legal difficulties do not prevent it from occurring, the law goes into result in August.