A Kentucky bill could require care for infants surviving abortion

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(WEHT)- Some Kentucky lawmakers support a proposal that would require doctors and health workers to provide life-saving care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

A committee passed the bill without opposition. The Republican-dominated Kentucky State Senate will hear the bill soon.

The bill’s lead sponsor State Senator Whitney Westerfield said he isn’t aware of any instances in which an infant was born alive in Kentucky from a failed abortion but the measure is needed to prevent it ever happening.

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(This story was originally published on January 24, 2020)

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