Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill into law that strengthens the state’s informed consent law prior to abortion and requires women to have a face-to-face or live video-chat medical consultation about the procedure at least 24 hours prior to an abortion.
Bevin signed the bill into law – his first bill since being elected – just one day after the state Senate gave its final approval. It will take effect in July.
Bevin said he would sign the measure again ceremonially at a Right-To-Life rally at the Capitol on February 11, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
“This is an extraordinary day, and I’m grateful to you,” said the pro-life governor to state Sen. Julie Raque Adams (R), the sponsor of the legislation.
National director of Priests for Life Father Frank Pavone praised Bevin for taking quick action in signing the bill that strengthens the state’s informed consent for abortion law.
“Kentucky is blessed to have a governor who leads by serving,” said Pavone in a statement. “Governor Bevin’s immediate action to sign the new informed consent for abortion law is a great act of service not only to pregnant mothers, but also the state as a whole.”
“The more women know about abortion and its alternatives, the more women will choose life,” he added. “Hopefully, the Kentucky legislature will deliver more pro-life legislation to Governor Bevin. His leadership is an encouragement to all Americans who seek a culture of life.”
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