As State Legislators Betray The Innocent, One Brings A Ray Of Hope

Pro-lifers have recently been dealt heartbreaking news in state after state.

From New York, to Vermont, to Virginia, lawmakers have violated God’s plan and adopted a radical progressive agenda – most recently with Democrats in the U.S. house failing to protect children even after birth.

But one state is not going to cave to this radical ideology, instead passing a bill that is long-overdue across the nation.

The Republican-controlled statehouse in Kentucky has finally done what all other states should be doing.

They are making it a felony to intentionally abort a child on the basis of race, sex, or disability.

The bill has also been given “emergency” status.

House Bill 5 bans these abortions and would legally punish abortionists based on these criteria, for example, any abortion facility or doctor who has knowledge that the mother is seeking an abortion for these reasons.

Pregnant mothers, however, would not be criminally prosecuted.

That means that children with disabilities like Down syndrome – one of the groups of children most likely to lose their lives to abortion – are now legally entitled the right to life.

The bill allows for the revocation of a physician’s medical license should they knowingly perform an abortion sought for a disability or because the mother doesn’t “like” the race or gender of her child, as well as possible criminal charges.

The felony charge can carry a prison sentence of up to five years for anyone involved.

Kentucky Representative Melinda Gibbons Prunty introduced the bill, basing it on multiple clauses that protect life and civil rights already on the books in the state.

“Demanding the right to extinguish or eliminate the life of an unborn child, specifically because of their gender, race or possible physical or mental disability, is reminiscent of the evil social philosophy of eugenics,” stated Prunty as reported by LifeSite News.

In fact, nearly 70 percent of children with Down syndrome are aborted in the U.S. alone, and liberal lawmakers see nothing wrong with it.

And children with the genetic disorder have been almost eradicated in many other nations, a fact their Socialist governments like to boast about.

The bill will now go to the state Senate, and also opens the door for the award of civil damages on top of criminal charges.

Kentucky is also one state with so-called “trigger” laws on the books that would outright criminalize all abortions once a heartbeat is detected should the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturn Roe v. Wade.

Of course, House Democrats scoffed at the bill with the usual progressive rhetoric that a “woman should be able to do whatever she wants with her body.”

Prior to being sent to the Kentucky statehouse, a professor at the University of Notre Dame – and mother of two sons with Down syndrome – testified before a House Committee.

“Insurance companies and public health programs would not invest upwards of a billion dollars annually without a perceived benefit to ending [these children’s] lives.  This sounds like eugenics to me. It might be worth noting that the first victims of Nazi genocide were those with disabilities,” she stated, according to the Lexington Herald-Ledger.

The bill is likely to pass Kentucky’s Republican-controlled Senate and serves as a beacon of light in the grim news of recent months where other states have disregarded an unborn child’s right to life.

Pro-life Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has pledged to sign the bill into law should it pass in the Senate.

We applaud the Kentucky House of Representatives and all pro-life legislators who are tirelessly working to save the lives of the unborn in their states.

What do you think of this victory for the unborn?  Leave us your comments.

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