|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
April 22, 2020
|CONTACT: Mallory Quigley|
SB-09 Would Set Kentucky Apart from Abortion Extremism in New York and Virginia
Washington, D.C. – Thousands of pro-life advocates in Kentucky are petitioning Governor Andy Beshear to sign into law the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act, a bill that would require babies born alive after failed abortions receive medical care. The bill would also authorize Attorney General Daniel Cameron to uphold and enforce all pro-life laws in the state that protect unborn children from painful, late term abortions.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser issued the following statement:
“We strongly urge Governor Beshear to respect the will of the people in his state and sign the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act into law. Kentucky is a proudly pro-life state, with laws that ban dismemberment abortion after eleven weeks, and educate mothers with an ultrasound before they undergo the abortion procedure. These laws have made Kentucky a true safe haven for unborn children, but if Governor Beshear vetoes this bill, he will be placing himself and his state in the company of abortion extremists including New York’s Governor Cuomo and Virginia’s Governor Northam.”
Kent Ostrander, Executive Director of the Kentucky Family Foundation, added:
“Through this COVID-19 crisis, Governor Beshear has challenged us all to a new level of commitment and compassion to one another… We are here today to underscore how the Governor himself can do even more, especially for the weakest and most vulnerable of us – he can allow Senate Bill-09 to become law. Today we are offering almost 11,000 signatures to that end. Imagine a gathering here of 11,000 people.”
Kentucky’s Born-Alive Infant Protection Act passed with overwhelming bipartisan support before reaching the governor’s desk.
SBA List is a network of more than 837,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.