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Where The Gubernatorial Candidates Stand On Abortion

Posted at 4:35 PM, May 16, 2019

(LEX 18)– The topic of abortion has been making national headlines lately, and with the upcoming gubernatorial primaries, Kentuckians are wondering where the candidates stand on abortion.

Governor Matt Bevin is anti-abortion, and has made it clear he will continue to sign abortion bills into law.

“Who wouldn’t want to be anything other than pro-life I do not understand why we would want to celebrate the alternative,” said Bevin.

Representative Robert Goforth is also anti-abortion.

“I was taught in the army to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. They can’t fight for themselves yet, so I’m here to fight for them,” he said.

As far as the candidates running in the Democratic primary, Attorney General Andy Beshear and Adam Edelen both say that even if Roe V. Wade was overturned, they would veto abortion bands during a Democratic debate.

“I’m pro-choice and I support Roe v Wade, and any bill that came to me as Governor banning that procedure, I would veto it and I would veto it immediately,” said Beshear.

“You can’t recognize the full equality of women if you don’t trust them enough to make their own health care decisions,” said Edelen.

Representative Rocky Adkins said that he would follow the laws if Roe V. Wade was overturned.

“On that law and any other, I would uphold the constitution and the law of the land,” Adkins said during the Democratic debate.

According to WFPL, candidate Geoff Young is also pro-choice and a “strong supporter of U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1973 — Roe vs. Wade. I think that was an excellent decision and made it possible to actually solve the abortion issue for good.”