Pro-Life Legislation Suffers A Setback
U.S. District Judge David J. Hale granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request to block the enforcement of Senate Bill 9 and House Bill 5. It goes into effect immediately.Senate Bill 9 would ban abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy before most women know they are pregnant. Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, signed it into law.House Bill 5 creates a new ban on abortions if a pregnant woman wants to undergo the procedure because of the unborn’s “sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.” A physician’s license would be revoked if he or she practiced the procedure despite the prohibition. It would be a felony offense if someone violates the prohibition. This bill has not yet been signed into law.Kentucky becomes the second state to enact a near total ban on abortion in 2019. This is the first challenge to such a ban this year.
Source: MG News
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