Kentucky Passes Constitutional Amendment Declaring There Is No Right To Abortion

Nancy Flanders
liveaction.org
2021-04-07

According to WTVQ, on the last day of the 2021 General Assembly, Kentucky lawmakers passed a constitutional amendment declaring that there is no right to an abortion. Kentuckians will vote on the constitutional amendment in November 2022.

House Bill 91 — Yes for Life!, would alter the state constitution to read, “To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” With that language in place, the constitution would then override any court ruling that legalized abortion in Kentucky should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion throughout the United States.

“HB 91 ensures that the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky are not disenfranchised by a rogue Court and that it is the legislature, your elected representatives, who make the law concerning the lives of our most vulnerable citizen, the unborn human child,” said Addia K. Wuchner, Executive Director of Kentucky Right to Life.

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