This week, the Kentucky General Assembly passed the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, S.B. 9. And now it goes to Governor Beshear’s desk.
Infants born alive from an abortion deserve the most basic medical treatment. This bill simply requires that any child who survives a botched abortion be given proper, life-saving medical care. It also gives the Attorney General the power to enforce Kentucky’s abortion law. As shocking as it sounds, this care is not required by law, nor does it necessarily happen.
Though rare, babies do survive late-term abortions, and while most states do not report these cases, seven states do. In three of those states—Minnesota, Arizona, and Florida—at least 40 babies were born alive after botched abortions since 2016. Sadly, when a child does miraculously survive a botched abortion, there is often no effort to care for them or give them medical attention. Presumed to be “unwanted,” these babies are either left on the abortion room table to die from neglect; placed in closets until they bleed or starve to death; or killed by other means. Remember Kermit Gosnell?
This important legislation has advanced due to the work of our friends at The Family Foundation who fought diligently over the past few months to get this legislation on the governor’s desk. Now they are asking you to sign their petition to Governor Beshear in support of infants born-alive.
This is not a question about abortion, but a question of whether we will recognize the humanity of an infant who even the most ardent abortion advocates will normally recognize is alive. The Born Alive Bill affirms the human dignity of each of us.
Please contact the Governor today and let him know that you support, S.B. 9, a life saving law!
The Family Policy Alliance Team