Pro-life lawmakers in Kentucky are hard at work advancing a pro-life omnibus bill known as House Bill 3, or, more colloquially, “The Humanity in Healthcare Act.” This sweeping measure addresses limits and safety requirements concerning chemical abortion, parental consent (i.e. abortions sold to minors), proper disposal of the remains of aborted babies, abortion reporting, and protections for women concerning preventable post-abortion complications. Aside from the obvious benefits for women and children in the Bluegrass State, Reprotection is particularly excited about this bill as our team played a major role in identifying the key content and advising the bill’s creators.
Local Eyes & Ears
While Reprotection operates on a national scale to hold abortion businesses accountable to their local laws, this pro-life legislative effort in Kentucky is near and dear to us as Reprotection is nationally headquartered in Louisville. 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.
Abortions Sold to Minors
While Kentucky does have a parental consent law in place, meaning that minors seeking abortions must obtain permission from their parents or guardians prior, 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.
Abortion facilities have no problem circumventing this in order to sell abortions to minors. They have pro-abortion judges in their pocket who hand out illegitimate bypasses to young girls who simply don’t want to involve their parents. Reprotection has called an abortion facility, posing as a minor, and the staff quickly explained how they get around parental consent via this bypass and promptly got the abortion scheduled.
Because of this field-tested experience, our team could advise on how to ensure House Bill 3’s language was properly tight and accurate in order to prevent abortion businesses from worming their way around this safety measure.
Reporting Abortion Data
One of the most telling and tragic indicators of how little the powers that be care about the mothers and babies harmed by abortion is the pitiful record-keeping. There is NO federal abortion reporting law whatsoever. And in the states, abortion reporting is often voluntarily carried out by the businesses that sell abortion, who are hardly trustworthy purveyors of that information (unsupervised, at least).
A key tenet of Reprotection’s philosophy is that laws are worthless without enforcement. In fact, it’s our driving force. 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.
Bonus: Eyes on the Money
A major Reprotection undertaking has been investigating the University of Louisville their web of abortion connections and questionable public fund usage. Our efforts with the University of Louisville provided us additional wisdom to recommend language in House Bill 3 that tightened up the parameters of public fund usage when it comes to abortion.
It’s Not Over Yet
“I’ve collaborated with my colleagues in the General Assembly as well as outside organizations and the end result is a strong and compassionate approach to ensuring that our laws properly reflect the pro-life values held by so many Kentuckians,” said Rep. Nancy Tate, the bill’s filer, in a press release. Thus far, Kentucky legislators have voted along party lines and it is awaiting further action. We remain optimistic about its successful advancement.