Commonwealth Policy Center

Missouri is considering a constitutional amendment which would add a rape exception to the state’s ban on abortion. However, the amendment would also require reporting the crime to a hotline, but some are hesitant to support such a safeguard for privacy reasons. We should expect similar debates to happen in Kentucky over the next year as our state legislators may consider similar exceptions to our abortion ban. Gov. Beshear has already called for exceptions to be added. But the murder of an innocent human life is wrong, regardless of the circumstances of conception. Nobody gets to choose their parents or how they were conceived but every human life is a gift from God that deserves legal protection. Question is whether state legislatures will recognize this.