Kentucky Proposes Anti-Abortion Constitutional Ammendment


Opposing sides of the abortion argument protest. Those on the left are pro-life, and those on the right are pro-choice.

Brandon Mudd, Calendar Coordinator

With the end of Roe v. Wade, many states across the country are now proposing legislation that bans access and even criminalizes getting an abortion. Kentucky was one of 13 states to have a trigger law implemented to ban abortion whenever the Supreme Court originally decided to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision in the first place. However, the legislature is now taking it one step further. Kentucky has introduced a constitutional amendment that would prevent the right to an abortion being defended through the state’s constitution. Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia and Louisiana have done similar things in the past. The amendment states, “To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” The amendment’s goal is to prevent a judge from using the constitution to defend the right to an abortion like the original Roe v. Wade decision. It will be on the ballot this November for voters to decide on.