New KY GOP Supermajority Gets to Work Passing Bills

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky use their new majority in the statehouse Saturday to pass two bills targeting abortion, and another about right-to-work.

The house gave final passage for a bill which would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.  The measure would make exceptions when the mother's life is in danger, but not for rape or incest.

The senate also approved a bill which requires a woman seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound and listen to the fetal heartbeat.

Both measures now head to Governor Matt Bevin's desk to be signed into law.

The senate also gave final approval to a right-to-work bill with a 25 to 12 vote.

The bill allows union members in the Commonwealth to choose to pay dues while also receiving union benefits.

The bill has now goes to the governor's desk.


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