Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky legislature passed four pro-life bills into law in recent weeks. Two of the bills are already facing lawsuits by the ACLU. One of the bills banned abortion based on sex, ethnicity, and disability. The other protected life in the womb once a heartbeat is detected. U.S. District Judge David Hale blocked the bill and said it was likely unconstitutional. So is something unconstitutional just because a judge says so? The Fifth Amendment to the  U.S. Constitution says that "No person shall be deprived of life… without due process of law." On the other hand, the constitution says nothing about the right to abortion. The bill is now on Gov. Bevin's desk for his signature. His response to the ACLU threatened lawsuit was “Bring it! Kentucky will always fight for life … Always!”