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April 12, 2022

Kentucky Gov. Vetoes Pro-Life "Omnibus"

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D)
On April 8, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) vetoed a pro-life "omnibus" bill. This sends it back to the state legislature, where lawmakers will likely vote to override the veto.

The bill contains several pro-life provisions. Doctors would be required to obtain a certification to dispense abortion pills. Kentucky would create a complaint portal for abortion-related violations. Aborted children would be guaranteed dignified burials. The law would also update reporting requirements for abortion businesses, and strengthen parental consent requirements. Additionally, the law would limit abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy and prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions.

In Gov. Beshear's letter explaining the veto, he called the law "likely unconstitutional" and decried the lack of exceptions for rape and incest.

If the Kentucky General Assembly overrides Beshear's veto, the bill will go into effect immediately.