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Lawmakers Move Towards Passing Abortion Bills

Posted at 5:23 PM, Jan 11, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– On their last day before a three-week break, lawmakers moved one step closer towards passing an abortion bill.

Despite what Governor Matt Bevin wants, the Senate president made it clear Friday that a pension reform bill may not be ready this legislative session, what they are focusing on is a bunch of other bills, including controversial abortion bills.

Anti-abortion lawmakers say that they have several bills dealing with abortion. The one getting the most attention is SB 9, also known as the Heartbeat Bill. If it passes, a woman would not be able to get an abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around six weeks.

On Friday, the Senate voted yes to the Senate Bill 50, which requires doctors to tell the state every time they prescribe drugs used to induce an abortion.

“I was just curious whether you had considered other medicines to be reported in the area such as women taking birth control pills or men taking Viagra?” Sen. Reginald Thomas asked.

“Taking a medicine and it’s terminating a life – I think that is something that needs to be reported. The other medicines you are talking about, I think, do not,” responded Sen. Robby Mills.