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Samuel Crankshaw

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April 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :

The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-KY Reproductive Freedom Project Field Organizer Jackie McGranahan:  

“The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky applauds Governor Andy Beshear’s decision to veto Senate Bill 9. The bill, if enacted, would have unconstitutionally restricted the reproductive rights of Kentuckians by denying them the ability to make important personal decisions for themselves. 

Senate Bill 9 was a politically motivated bill that was passed in the final hours of the legislative session. Its impact would have been particularly cruel during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic by denying access to time-sensitive, essential abortion care. The government should never have the authority to force a person to remain pregnant against their will. We remain committed to resisting any effort to roll back Kentuckians’ access to necessary health care, particularly during this pandemic.” 
 
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