March 18, 2020

Kentucky House Passes First Step to Declaring the State Constitution Doesn't Grant a Right to Abortion

Last Tuesday, the Kentucky House of Representatives voted 67-21 to put a referendum on the ballot about a constitutional amendment which would declare that abortion isn't a right Kentucky's constitution.

The amendment proposed in House Bill 67 states, “To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.”

The proposed amendment will need to pass the Kentucky senate with a three-fifths majority to be put on the ballot for voters in a referendum.

The House also passed House Bill 451, which would grant the Attorney General additional power to regulate abortion facilities if it became law.

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