Commonwealth Policy Center

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his office are arguing an important case in front of the US Supreme Court today. The issue involves whether the Attorney General should have the ability to defend an important Kentucky abortion law. A few years ago, the legislature banned a grisly procedure involving the dismemberment of unborn children in the womb. The state legislature also gave his office the power to defend abortion laws—something important since Gov. Beshear has refused to do so. Sen. Pres. Robert Stivers told a group at a rally on the Capitol steps that the issue is about federalism—the ability for states to determine their own policies and to defend their own laws. It’s interesting that some on the political left oppose the legislature’s move because, in principle, the idea that state legislature enact laws, not unelected judges, is an idea that benefits all of us, and in this case, especially unborn children.