Republicans finally have control over the Kentucky state government after 95 years and their first move was to take away rights from women and workers.
The Courier-Journal reported that among the first 11 bills put forth, the Republican controlled legislator is considering a 20-week abortion ban.
According to GOP Senate President Robert Stivers, woman gave up their reproductive “choice” when they decided to have sex.
Stivers claims that women had a “choice early on to make a decision to conceive or not conceive.”
“But once conception starts, there becomes another life involved. And the legislature has its ability to control how that life may proceed or how it would be terminated,” he stated.
Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover insists that there is an “overwhelming sentiment” supporting the 20-week abortion plan. He feels that the bill should easily pass legislature by the end of the week.
“Legislation about bans like this pose a serious threat because they ignore women’s health needs in individual circumstances,” ACLU of Kentucky spokesperson Amber Duke said. “We believe that women deserve dignity and should have the right to make personal and private medical decisions without interference from politicians.”