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April 18, 2022

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Veto of Pro-Life Bill

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Kentucky legislators voted on April 13 to override Gov. Andy Beshear's veto of a pro-life law that, among many other things, prohibits abortion after 15 weeks. The law went into effect immediately, and the state's two abortion businesses chose to close down rather than comply with new regulations.

Pro-abortion organizations have already filed lawsuits to try and block the law.

Kentucky legislators voted to override Beshear's veto by a vote of 76 to 21 in the House and 31 to 6 in the Senate.

In addition to banning abortion after 15 weeks, the new law prohibits telemedicine abortions, requires abortion pill distributors to be specially certified, creates a "complaint portal" for individuals to report suspected violations, updates reporting requirements for abortion businesses, strengthens parental consent guidelines, prohibits tax dollars from funding abortion, and creates guidelines to ensure the bodies of aborted children are treated with respect.