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Angela Cooper, ACLU of Kentucky Communications Director

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October 20, 2021

Credit: Molly Kaplan / ACLU


The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-KY Policy Strategist Jackie McGranahan:

“The so-called ‘pro-life omnibus bill’ introduced in today’s meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection is a blatant attempt to push abortion care entirely out of reach under the guise of ‘public protection.’ The bills would increase the government’s involvement in family relationships and force pregnant Kentuckians, including children, to remain pregnant against their will. Additionally, the bills are rife with medical fallacies and outright untruths about abortion care.
The ACLU of Kentucky will continue fighting these types of extreme and dangerous proposals. Decisions about pregnancy are deeply personal and can be complicated. Conversations about reproductive healthcare need to stay where they belong: between pregnant people, their families, and their healthcare providers, not among radical politicians in the Kentucky General Assembly.”