Years of Life Overlooked

It’s been roughly seven weeks since the coronavirus entered Kentucky, causing citizens to wrestle with its grim realities. As of April 19th, according to the Governor’s calculations, there have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in the Commonwealth. Using the Governor’s “Age of Death” chart (see calculations at bottom), those deaths total 2,075 “years of life” lost.

Certainly, ALL lives are valuable, including the last precious years of our elderly.

Loss of life, of course, is why Gov. Beshear exercised his authority to limit in-person contact, including the suspension of all elective medical procedures. His decision, however, is apparently being ignored by abortion providers.

Since March 1 there have been 610 abortions at the abortion clinic in Louisville, creating a staggering 54,900 “years of life” lost. (90 years times 610 abortions). That’s over 25 times greater than the number created by the coronavirus. (By the way, Planned Parenthood has also opened in Louisville and is doing abortions. It opened in late March, DURING the virus crisis.)

These lost “years of life” were not overlooked by the Kentucky General Assembly. The Kentucky legislature passed Senate Bill 9, a bill that, if allowed to become law, provides clear legal standing for the Attorney General to enforce Gov. Beshear’s executive order on elective medical procedures, including abortion. The Governor’s action or inaction on SB 9 will have a lasting impact on generations to come.

More than 11,000 Kentuckians have encouraged the Governor not to veto SB 9. 

Here is what YOU can do: email [email protected] to encourage Gov. Beshear to allow Senate Bill 9 – The Born Alive Infant Protection Act – to become law. Note: It also allows the Attorney General to investigate the abortion industry in the Commonwealth and enforce Kentucky law.

Note: Estimating (generously) that “everyone would live to be 90 years of age,” the COVID-19 victims who have died have lost a total of 2,075 years of life. [This is calculated using the Governor’s age-of-death chart: 30-39 one death, 40-49 four deaths, 50-59 seven deaths, 60-69 twenty-nine deaths, 70-79 thirty-four deaths, and 80+ seventy-two deaths.]

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