Why are Kentucky Abortion Facilities Closed?
There’s great news out of Kentucky this week! A pro-life law has successfully been passed, and Reprotection was honored to have played a major role in identifying the key content and advising the bill’s creators. House Bill 3, or, “The Humanity in Healthcare Act,” was passed on April 13th, thanks to a pro-life majority in the Kentucky legislature that was able to override pro-abortion governor Andy Beshear’s initial veto. Due to the ‘emergency’ framing of the measure, this law went into effect immediately and shut the doors of the last two Kentucky abortion facilities while they figure out how to comply. In other words, Kentucky has been devoid of abortion violence for five days (at the time of writing).
This pro-life omnibus bill that was passed will…
- Ban most abortions after 15 weeks
- Add reporting requirements for chemical abortion
- Add limits and safety requirements concerning chemical abortion
- Address parental consent for abortion (i.e. minors seeking abortions)
- Require that Kentucky abortion facilities work with funeral homes for the ‘respectful’ interment of babies killed by abortionists
- Prevent taxpayer funding of abortion
- Ensure protections for women concerning preventable post-abortion complications
Polling indicates that these provisions are widely supported by our nation’s largest voting bloc, Millennials and Gen Z. The Reprotection team is especially excited about this victory as we are nationally headquartered in Louisville and spend a lot of time and energy working to shutter the dangerous Kentucky abortion facilities. As we previously reported:
Our team was able to advise the writers of House Bill 3 by pulling from our on-the-ground observations and in-depth field knowledge that proves the areas most critically in need of effective legislation. After all, our operating model is uniquely effective, utilizing observations made by concerned citizens who witness first-hand when abortion businesses break laws or behave dangerously.
Because Reprotection’s mission revolves around identifying and exposing dangerous and/or illegal practices by abortion businesses, HB 3’s provisions regarding abortions sold to minors, abortion reporting, and the use of public funds for abortion were of particular interest.
Closing Kentucky Abortion Loopholes
Firstly, while Kentucky does have a parental consent law in place, Reprotection was able to advise the bill writers of an important loophole pertaining to ‘judicial bypass.’ This legal act involves petitioning a judge to approve a minor’s abortion in cases where the parents are not around or lack sound judgement to give consent – but it was being utilized improperly. We have called one of the Kentucky abortion facilities, posing as a minor, and the staff quickly explained how they get around parental consent via this bypass and promptly got the abortion scheduled.
Secondly, the attention to the state’s abortion reporting requirements was also a welcome change. There is NO federal abortion reporting law, so it is legitimately up to state legislators to hold abortion businesses accountable. Thanks to our stockpile of evidence of shoddy record-keeping by abortion businesses, we were able to recommend bill language that requires actual oversight of abortion reporting.
Thirdly, our team was happy to share our shocking findings about the sick relationship between the (publicly-funded) University of Louisville and the nearby abortion businesses, EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood. U of L’s staff of abortionists and Ryan Residency activity has not gone unnoticed, and our investigation into it played a role in the public defunding of abortion via this new law.
More Obstacles Ahead
We are celebrating today, but we also recognize that this fight is not over. Kentucky’s abortion industry is already gearing up to go to court over this, of course (abusing the justice system is their bread and butter). But there’s another foe at play. Like any law, abortion laws only matter if they are enforced. So, once the legal theatrics are all said and done, we must remain vigilant and hold these abortion facilities accountable to the standards that Kentuckians have demanded.