Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin slammed pro-abortion Democrats for “monstrously” allowing abortions up to birth and infanticide.
In an op-ed Monday, the pro-life governor said pro-abortion liberals finally have dropped the pretense of “safe, legal and rare” and now openly embrace abortion on demand.
He pointed to New York, where lawmakers passed and then celebrated a law expanding late-term abortions up to birth in January. A few weeks later, Virginia lawmakers considered a similar bill that would have allowed abortions for any reason up to birth, including on healthy moms with healthy babies. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam supported the bill and suggested he even would support infanticide. Then in February, the federal Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act narrowly failed in the U.S. Senate after almost every Democrat voted against it.
Bevin said these actions are nothing short of “barbaric.”
“With the passage of a barbaric new law in New York, we now see that the true agenda of pro-abortion advocates across this nation is the mass murder of innocent babies, even after they have been born and are crying for their mothers,” he wrote. “That’s a difficult line to read, much less to allow to sink in to one’s consciousness.”
He praised Kentucky lawmakers for passing protections for the unborn. Right now, they are considering bills to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable and to ban abortions completely when the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Another bill would protect unborn baby girls and unborn babies with Down syndrome from discriminatory abortions, and another would require abortionists to provide basic medical care to babies who survive abortions.
Bevin said his administration also is working hard to defend the state’s current pro-life laws against pro-abortion legal challenges, and he criticized state Attorney General Andy Beshear for refusing to defend them.
“Our administration is even forced to defend a 20-year-old law in court that merely requires an emergency room transfer agreement to ensure the safety of the mother and baby in the event of a botched abortion,” he wrote.
Recently, liberal politicians and entertainers were lauded as courageous during the Women’s March for defending a “woman’s right to choose.” Applauding infanticide and playing word games by calling murder a “choice” as one panders to hard-left supporters is anything but courageous. On the contrary, standing up for life, with the current state of our culture and against the countless millions of lobbying dollars from leftists, is a display of true courage. I am grateful to all those men and women who take that valiant stand every day.
As long as I am Kentucky’s governor, I too will take that courageous stand. As long as the Bevin administration exists, we will fight with all of our intellect, our talent, and our heart to defend the innocent. We will fight for life.
Bevin and many other Kentuckians have been working hard to protect unborn babies from abortion. Currently, there is just one abortion business operating in the state.