Gov. Bevin signs pro-life bills in Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed four bills regarding abortions in the Commonwealth into law.

He signed them at the Daviess County Courthouse in Owensboro Thursday evening.

Those bills ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected and bans abortions based on gender race or perceived disability.

One House Bill also bans abortions across the state, if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court.

“This issue, frankly, isn’t about faith. It’s about science. It’s about medicine. It’s about morality. It’s about who among us, even remotely, can think we can justify the taking of an innocent life, when we know for a fact that that’s exactly what it is.”

A small group protested the bill signing outside the courthouse.

Kentucky Senators Matt Castlen and Robby Mills were key in passing the legislation. And they also attended the signing.

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(This story was originally published on August 8, 2019)

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