Kentucky Police Will Record Churchgoers’ License Plates to Fine Them, But Abortion Clinics Remain Open

State   Steven Ertelt   Apr 11, 2020   |   11:21AM    Frankfort, KY

This Easter weekend, chruchgoers will be fined if they attend a church service to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ — even if the service is a drive-in or drive-thru variety designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But everyone is welcome to pack the paring lots and waiting rooms of local abortion centers to kill their babies in abortions.

As the new York Post reports, Kentucky State Police will record the license plates of residents who attend church on Easter — and report them to local health departments for quarantine. That’s on the order of pro-abortion Gov. Andy Beshear. Here’s more:

Beshear, dropping the bombshell announcement halfway through a press conference late Friday, said that those who “make the decision” to be exposed to the deadly coronavirus are “not fair to those that you would spread it to.”

“We’re having to take a new action, and I hoped that we wouldn’t, and it’s that any individual that’s going to participate in a mass gathering of any type that we know about this weekend we’re going to record license plates and provide it to local health departments.

“Local health departments are going to come to your door with an order for you to be quarantined for 14 days,” Beshear said.

“If all we’re asked is to do stay at home, 11,00 lives justify every single thing that we’re doing,” Beshear said earlier in the news conference.

But that’s disingenuous as Beshear has done nothing to stop abortion centers from killing unborn children and he refuses to follow the lead of other states that have protected unborn children from abortion and all people from the coronavirus by shutting down abortion clinics because abortions are not medically essential.

Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul blasted the measures on Twitter, writing, “Taking license plates at church? Quarantining someone for being Christian on Easter Sunday? Someone needs to take a step back here.”

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In fact, Kentucky has gone the other direction — saying some lives are worth drastic measures to save, while others apparently are not.

Such appears to be the thinking of many Democrat political leaders across the country as they restrict travel, non-essential health services, gatherings of more than 10 people and religious services because of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, many are allowing abortion facilities to remain open for business to continue killing unborn babies in elective abortions.

Townhall writer Todd Starnes highlighted one such situation where Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Kentucky even banned no-contact, drive-in church services for Easter.

“Our job is to deny the virus,” the Democrat mayor told the local news station WDRB. “If we don’t do that, more lives will be lost. I know it’s tough … I just can’t allow (drive-thru church services) to happen.”

Fischer said he enacted the ban with a “heavy heart,” but he believes drastic measures are necessary to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

He did not, however, restrict abortions in any way, despite the fact that they destroy unborn babies’ lives and are almost entirely elective. Fischer did not take action even though abortion facilities are using up much-needed medical supplies and exposing their patients to additional risks.

Currently, the only abortion facility in Kentucky is located in Louisville. Its website boldly declares that it is still open and seeing patients during the health crisis. It advertises abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy, at which point an unborn baby is viable outside the womb.

“I’d say the risk of death in an abortion clinic is far greater than attending a drive-in Easter Sunday church service,” Starnes commented.

But the state is cracking down on churches instead. And it’s not alone.

Police fined members of a Mississippi church $500 each for attending a “drive-in” church service and supposedly violating social distancing orders. Meanwhile, the sole abortion clinic in the state continues to kill babies in abortion despite an order from the governor to stop all non-essential medical procedures.

And in Virginia, a judge denied a request for a temporary injunction in a lawsuit that states Virginia’s stay-at-home order violates religious freedom. Abortion clinics there are fully operating.

Meanwhile, in Florida, police served a summons to the pastor of Lighthouse Fellowship in Chincoteague Island for holding a church service for 16 people spaced far apart in a sanctuary that seats 293.

The charge is violating Virginia Governor Northam’s COVID Order 55 with a penalty up to a year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. Liberty Counsel is representing Pastor Kevin Wilson and Lighthouse Fellowship Church.