Kentucky Attorney General refuses to defend late term abortion law

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibits abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain

 

Kentucky’s Democrat attorney general said he will not defend a new state law protecting late-term unborn babies from abortion if abortion activists decide to challenge it.

… Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Tuesday that he believes the law is “clearly unconstitutional,” and cited courts decisions that struck down similar laws in other states.

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibits abortions after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain. Legislators passed the law with overwhelming bipartisan support last week, and pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin signed it into law.

In the law, legislators established a litigation fund to help the state defend it if abortion activists challenge it. […]  Abortion advocacy groups have not announced plans to sue at this time.

The new law makes Kentucky the 16th state to enact a Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, following Ohio last month. Together, these laws potentially are saving thousands of babies’ lives. (Life News)

 

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin jumped onto Facebook with a video message in an effort to communicate the events directly to the Kentucky public at large, where the legislation enjoys broad support.

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