Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky Supreme Court reinstated the pro-life law that bans abortions in most cases. It’s otherwise known as the Trigger law, and it went into effect after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade and handed abortion policy back to the states. The issue of who is allowed to end a pregnancy has been one of the most divisive social issues in our time. The Kentucky Supreme Court is waiting on voters to weigh in on November 8. That’s when voters will be able to amend the state constitution to ban public taxpayer-funded abortions. They will also have the chance to stop judges from imposing abortion policy on us apart from the legislature. It’s an important issue. Some may not care about abortion policy, but there’s a larger democratic principle at stake, and that involves whether people should have their say on important issues through their representatives or whether judges should impose their policy preferences on us.