Decisions about pregnancy are personal and can be complicated. The best person to make that decision is the pregnant person themselves.

Senate Bill 9, the so-called “protection of infants born alive during an abortion,” is not based in the real-life practice of medicine. It serves only to shame and ostracize patients and healthcare providers. SB9 is one part of Kentucky General Assembly's years-long campaign to push abortion care out of reach, bit by bit. 

Bill Movement:

  • Introduced: 1/5/21
  • Passed Senate Committee: 1/6/21
  • Passed Senate: 1/7/21 (Vote: 32-4)
  • Accepted by House: 1/7/21
  • Passed House Committee: 1/8/21
  • Passed House: 1/9/21 (Vote: 76-18)
  • Delivered to Governor: 1/9/21
  • Became law without Governor's signature: 1/22/21

Sponsors

W. Westerfield, C. Embry Jr., R. Alvarado, T. Buford, D. Carroll, M. Castlen, R. Girdler, D. Givens, J. Higdon, P. Hornback, J. Howell, A. Kerr, C. McDaniel, S. Meredith, M. Nemes, D. Parrett, J. Schickel, W. Schroder, B. Smith, R. Stivers, B. Storm, D. T

Status

New law

Session

2021 General Assembly

Bill number

Position

Oppose