Matt Bevin on Abortion
Latest abortion laws are straight-up infanticide
Bevin saved his harshest words for states that have proposed abortion legislation that he described as "straight-up infanticide." He said he is proud to be the governor of a state where the vast majority of lawmakers are pro-life.
He pledged that his administration will continue to promote legislation to limit abortions and defend those laws in court even when the state Attorney General won't.
Source: Press release on Kentucky 2019 State of the State address
, Feb 9, 2019
Sued for closing state's only abortion provider
Should Kentucky enact a "heartbeat law" [such as the pending HB100, forbidding abortion after 6 weeks gestation], the ACLU is ready to challenge it. And losing such a battle could be costly for the state.
The ACLU and other lawyers are seeking
$1.5 million in legal fees and other costs they incurred representing EMW Women's Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in a successful challenge to a state law the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin used to try to close EMW,
the state's only abortion provider.
A judge who ruled in favor of EMW and Planned Parenthood is reviewing the request. Enforcement of the law has been suspended while the court challenge is pending. About 3,200 abortions are performed each year at the
EMW clinic in Louisville. Most occur early in pregnancy, prior to 14 weeks, and involve a non-surgical method in which a patient terminates a pregnancy by taking pills or undergoes a procedure in which suction is used to remove contents of the uterus.
Source: Louisville Courier-Journal on Kentucky gubernatorial race
, Jan 9, 2019
We have a duty to protect unborn human life
Matt is pro-life and believes we have a duty to protect unborn human life. In the U.S. Senate, Matt will vote against any bill that contains federal funding or other material support for abortions. He also believes we must encourage a culture of life
that makes adoption easier. Matt is the proud father of nine children, four of whom he and his wife adopted from Ethiopia. He has also been a long-time, significant supporter of orphanages around the world, investing both his dollars and his time.
Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, MattBevin.com, "Issues"
, Oct 25, 2013
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