Reproductive Justice | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Reproductive Justice

Senate Bill Number: 
9

Senate Bill 9 states that a baby born alive should not be put to death (a situation that the sponsor admitted has not occurred in Kentucky).

The purpose of SB 9 seems to be to "shame and ostracize patients and healthcare providers … [and use] inflammatory rhetoric to make physicians who provide abortion care appear criminal." (ACLU-KY analysis).

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sen. Whitney Westerfield

SB 9 was fast-tracked by Republicans and passed by the Senate 32-4 and the House 76-18 in the first week of January. It became law without Gov. Andy Beshear's signature. Because it has an emergency clause, it went into effect immedicately.

See how legislators voted.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes