Epoch Times: Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill that bans getting abortions on the basis of sex, race, or disability of a fetus.
House Bill 5 was passed last week by the state Senate 32-4 after the House passed it 67-25 in late February. It was signed into law by Bevin on March 19. Since the bill carried an emergency clause, it took effect immediately.
It mandates that doctors performing abortions certify in writing that the patient didn’t want to get an abortion because of the unborn child’s sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.
If a doctor violated the law, they would face felony prosecution and the loss of their medical license; the prospective mothers would not face any penalties.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the bill on March 15, claiming that women have a right to have an abortion and that the bill infringes upon that right.
In a response filed in the U.S. District Court in Lousiville on March 19 published by WYMT, Bevin’s office said the governor signed the law and said the legislation bans “eugenics-based abortions.” more here