Last Thursday Governor Matt Bevin signed Senate Bill 9 into law to ban abortions after the heartbeat of an unborn baby was detected. He also signed three other bills that match with pro-life goals.
Bevin said he was “deeply grateful to be governor of a state that so overwhelmingly values the sanctity of human life.”
He declared “Kentucky is leading the charge in this vitally important fight for the heart and soul of our great nation,”
“We look forward to additional work with our strong legislative partners in building on this historical momentum, as we advance critical pro-life protections for the most vulnerable among us.”
Also titled “An Act relating to abortion and declaring an emergency,” SB 9 was introduced in January and passed the Senate in February by a vote of 31-6 and then the House in March by a vote of 71-19.
Kentucky is one of a few states, among them, which in recent months have passed laws that ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Now Kentucky is on the list of those states that defend life after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Mississippi and Ohio are on that list, too. It is expected more states also join that list; it could bring hope for unborn babies.