Commonwealth Policy Center

Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a brief with the Supreme Court of Kentucky last week to defend Kentucky’s Heartbeat Law and Human Life Protection Act. The Heartbeat law recognizes human life once a heartbeat is detected. The Human Life Protection Act bans all abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger. Pro-abortion groups are arguing that there is a constitutional right to abortion and they’re asking the state Supreme Court to agree. But Cameron argues that “Kentucky’s Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion,” The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments on November 15, one week after the mid-term elections. If the Yes for Life Amendment is ratified by the people at the ballot box, then the State Supreme Court will have its answer.