Gov. Beshear Vetoes Health & Safety Protections for Kentucky Women & Unborn Children

The Family Foundation Calls on General Assembly to Override HB 3 Veto

FRANKFORT, KY – The Family Foundation expressed disappointment in Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of House Bill 3, the Humanity in Healthcare Act, by Rep. Nancy Tate. The pro-life omnibus bill was overwhelmingly passed by the Kentucky General Assembly.

“HB 3 simply protects the health and safety of both the mother and her preborn child,” said David Walls, Executive Director of The Family Foundation. “It is deeply troubling that Gov. Beshear has joined with the Biden Administration in pledging allegiance to the abortion industry and their abortion-on-demand agenda. Kentucky is a pro-life state, and we look forward to the General Assembly overriding Beshear’s veto on this widely supported pro-life bill.”

The Biden administration’s recent reversal of long-standing FDA safety guidelines threatened the doctor-patient relationship that many women rely upon and dangerously substituted it for ‘do-it-yourself’ mail-order abortion. HB 3 includes a prohibition of mail-order abortion and was also amended to include a 15-week ban on abortion that would go into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court rules that such a ban is constitutional. A decision in the Dobbs case, based on Mississippi’s 15-week ban, is expected this summer.

In addition to prohibiting abortion pills by mail and the 15-week ban on abortion, other important provisions in HB 3, include: updating the law pertaining to minors seeking abortion, parental consent and judicial bypass; requiring dignified disposal of preborn human remains; and prohibiting public agency funds from being paid to any entity, organization, or individual that performs or refers for abortion.


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