Skip to comments.Beshear Vetoes 'Born Alive' Abortion Bill
Posted on 04/25/2020 10:57:56 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Democratic governor has vetoed abortion legislation pushed by Republican lawmakers.
The bill would have given the state's Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron authority to regulate abortion clinics and the power to suspend abortions as an elective procedure during the coronavirus outbreak.
Another part of the vetoed measure would have required doctors to provide life-sustaining care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt.
The measure cleared the legislature in the waning hours of this years legislative session. As a result, lawmakers wont have an opportunity to override Governor Andy Beshears veto.
In a statement on Twitter, House Speaker David Osborne said he was "outraged and saddened" by the veto. "Make no mistake, the governor had a choice and he used it to defend the indefensible, Osborne said. The Born Alive Act simply requires physicians and other health caregivers to provide life-saving medical care to infants who survive an abortion. This is about protecting a human life outside of the womb.
When asked about the veto by a reporter at his Friday press conference Friday afternoon, Beshear said he was just not doing divisive issues right now.
(Excerpt) Read more at westkentuckystar.com ...
The Democrat Party: The Party of Hate, Evil, and Death!
They love to kill, don’t they? Sickos.
Zay must all die. Ve vill gibt zem einen einspritz, nicht wahr?
So much for if it saves one life.
Stories like this make me so sad, it’s actually hard to post. What an outrage.
Power is getting to Boy Wonder’s head. He came across very authoritarian in yesterday’s briefing.
Vetoing bills, shoving mail in balloting around the General Assembly. Lecturing us peasants during yesterday’s briefing that we will be wearing masks by law very soon. He must be taking lessons from Comrade Northham from neighboring Virginia.
Although we should choose our words wisely in criticism. The KSP arrested a lawyer the other day for an “indirect threat” to Daddy’s boy.
What is going on in Kentucky.
I think it’s all Kabuki. If a Republican was governor, these legislators wouldn’t have had it passed all the way. The GOPers in power want to be able to get rid of their mistakes the same way Democrat lawmakers do.
We can thank crybaby teachers for this. Although carpetbagger Bevin should have won this race, especially in a year when every office down the tickets was won by the Republicans.
Swing voters and republican voters that vote Democrat at the state level are realizing that Andy boy is not a conservative southern Democrat. He’s much more closer to Northam, Whitmer and Pritzker.
the good people of Kentucky should veto his appointment next election and let him know now that they are going to- let him sweat for the rest of his term-
Just plain ole sick. Wonder if he wants to kill puppies when they're born? I can't believe what some politicians support.
I think its all Kabuki.I agree.
If a Republican was governor, these legislators wouldnt have had it passed all the way. The GOPers in power want to be able to get rid of their mistakes the same way Democrat lawmakers do.
If the Republicans really wanted this law on the books, they would have passed it at the same time as the Voter ID bill.
They deliberately waited until they knew the veto would stand so they would have a juicy narrative for the next election. Meanwhile, how many innocent lives will be lost in the interim?
A pox on both their houses.
They especially love to kill babies. See my tag line.
Typical slick BS response from Democrats on abortion. What does that even mean? He took a clear position on one side of the issue. But he makes it sound like by vetoing it, he's somehow not really taking a position, just opposing "divisiveness".
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