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International norms: MOST European nations do not allow elective abortion (8) or limit it to 15 weeks or earlier (39). In contrast, 0 of 50 U.S. states limit abortion to 15 weeks or earlier. In fact, the USA is among a ‘Group of 7’ nations which do allow late-term abortions. This G7 includes: Canada, China, the Netherlands, North Korea, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States.
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A lot of information on Transfer Agreements is on this website, including a blog series that questions how Andy Beshear as AG filed an Amicus brief on behalf of EMW and PP. Particularly when it was his duty to defend Kentucky law. ?
Will our current AG Daniel Cameron sue Gov. Beshear for issuing the illegal license to abort?
It is well to pursue lawbreakers in a step-by-step manner as KRS 15.241 and HB451 prescribe. HB451 ended up in the House Rules Committee at the end of the 2020 Legislative Session, however its language was merged into the SB9 bill at the 11th hour of the Session. Many news stories today are reporting this advance.
For the AG to sue the Governor is a huge and costly step. AG Beshear sued Gov. Bevin five times and won two of the cases: He blocked the governor's $18 million cut to Kentucky universities in 2016 and blocked the administration's pension reform bill in 2018. Bevin won the teacher “sick-out” case, but when Beshear became Governor, he reversed the decision.
Most Kentuckians do not want their AG and Governor to be embroiled in court cases on different sides. Ouch. They would prefer the HB451 method.
Most pro-lifers would understand that the TA case may be decided at any time, and if it upholds Judge Stivers’ verdict, then the clinics will not need TAs.
Possibly the Appeals Court is waiting to learn if the Supreme Court will uphold Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges within 30 miles of a local hospital, and requires doctors who perform more than five abortions a year to maintain proper licensing.
This case further mandates that informed consent protections and reporting of anonymous data and complications apply to to RU486 chemical abortions, just as to surgical abortion, and it clarifies that physicians in both private offices and licensed outpatient abortion facilities owe women the same informed consent protections and reporting of public health data and abortion complications, whether the abortion is surgical or an RU-486 drug-induced abortion.
Kentucky already requires reporting of RU486 abortions and informed consent protections, and does not permit abortions to be performed in private offices nor in public hospitals unless to save the life of the mother.
The tragedy of this long wait for court decisions is the loss of precious and innocent humans who deserved legal protection. So, don’t be surprised if AG Cameron decides to make an issue of the missing TAs as well as the COVID-19 violation of the Governor’s healthcare mandate even if SB9 does not become law. And, don’t be surprised if the Sixth Circuit Court decides in favor of Kentucky’s appeal before SCOTUS rules on the Louisiana case.
Current Kentucky abortion licensing requires that:
An employee or volunteer of the facility while afflicted with any infected wounds, boils, sores, or an acute respiratory infection or any other contagious disease or illness shall not work in any capacity in which there is a likelihood of that person transmitting disease to other individuals.
Since COVID19 carriers may be asymptomatic, this is yet another aspect of licensing law being broken.
In many previous posts we have carefully explained why it is not possible for any abortion clinic in Kentucky to be licensed unless it has Transfer Agreements. Nevertheless, the law that mandates this has been ignored.
For a time we were not sure that Planned Parenthood was doing abortions even though we knew they had been issued an illegal license, but we recently learned a person seeking an abortion had been scheduled there to have one. So, we are assuming that Kentucky now has two abortion clinics.
Though Gov. Beshear has mandated that all elective medical procedures cease, about 380 abortions have been performed this month at the EMW clinic. How many at PP? Who knows?
Attorney General Daniel Cameron is on the move to enforce protection for abortion clinic workers and their clients. But based on media reports of Planned Parenthood and ACLU-led push-back against this common sense initiative in other states, it is likely Cameron's challenge will be opposed.
We urge all pro-lifers to send a message to our AG to encourage him in this fight and to show appreciation. He has shown great leadership for us, and we need to show great support for him.
Based on former AG Beshear challenging Gov. Bevin in court, it was established by Kentucky’s Supreme Court that the AG can sue the Governor. The Court wrote:
“It is certainly in ‘the interest of all the people’ that there be no unconstitutional or illegal governmental conduct.” The Court analyzed the supremacy of the Attorney General as the chief law officer of the Commonwealth, and found that he has broad authority to sue for declaratory and injunctive relief against state actors, including the Governor, whose actions he believes are illegal or unconstitutional.
Though we do not look for AG Cameron to be ‘litigious’ we know he is committed to protect human life in all its stages.
Executive Director Margie Montgomery has weighed in on this controversy. Click to see the WLKY-TV report and video.
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At my desk after a radio interview today, I saw I had a message in the form of a short video on my cell phone. Oh, who’s that crawling on the polished walnut floor? Is it — yes, it’s a baby … looks like a baby about eight months old, with curly dark hair and a lot of determination. Is it ‐ yes, it is, it’s Irene, my latest great grandchild, and that sounds like her mom speaking to her and working from home during these critical days of the coronavirus stay-at-home routine.
How precious! And then that terrible reminder hit me again: that our Governor’s executive order is being ignored — that all non-essential and elective surgeries be canceled.
According to an article in the 3/23/2020 Courier Journal, his mandate appears to permit abortion (—an elective surgical procedure—) by giving providers “discretion” on what services to cancel, though it halts most “non-urgent, in-person” services. It further states that EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, the state’s only abortion clinic, plans to continue providing abortions.
As I looked at baby Irene again and visualized the hundreds upon hundreds of infants who lose their lives in brutal manners at this abortuary and so many more throughout our land, I fought the urge to scream! These providers ignore the directives of governors and attorney generals across the U.S., and confirm their facilities are still doing abortions!
A spokesperson for the ACLU, which represents the EMW, is quoted in the C-J article, “Abortion care is necessary and cannot be delayed without creating risks to patients’ health… As such, EMW is continuing to provide care, while abiding by all recommended measures to ensure patient safety.”
Handwashing aside, we have heard and witnessed testimonies from hundreds of women that their abortions were very unsafe.
What is also infuriating is that hundreds of Kentuckians are asking elected officials, whose responsibility is to protect tiny human lives, why these killing centers are getting a pass at this critical time, but the pro-lifers receive no response. Example: The following email shared with me was sent to Governor Andy Beshear this past week by an outraged pro-lifer at this miscarriage of justice, but it was not acknowledged.
Abortion is NOT essential. Abortion, killing of babies, a 99% non-therapeutic procedure, shouldn’t be going on in Louisville at the EMW chamber on Market Street in this extraordinary COVID 19 outbreak!
You order businesses to shut down because of the pandemic, yet permit Kentucky’s only killing center to operate as usual and potentially spread the virus further in our community.
Do something now! Lead by demanding this unnecessary business cease operating!
Or, if you prefer, write a letter:
The Honorable Andy Beshear
Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
Yesterday, Monday, March 23, Gov. Beshear's COVID19 bulletin noted that that all elective medical procedures had been mandated to cease.
Today, we know from sidewalk counselors and the EMW website, that EMW is performing elective abortions. In fact they exclaim on their site that they are “OPEN and seeing patients!”
The Kentucky General Assembly is not meeting today. It is stated on Twitter that they will convene this Thursday, March 26. Will they? We urge pro-lifers to contact your legislators about passing pro-life bills, as requested in previous posts, and to ask that ALL elective surgeries be stopped immediately.
KRLA is at work to beg for mercy for the unborn. Board President Diana Maldonado has sent an open letter to Gov. Beshear, shown below, and other efforts are being made.
NRLC is also on the job, calling for legislators to enforce their mandate that elective surgeries be re-scheduled:
In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, hospitals and other primary care facilities are rightly focused on this medical emergency. Federal and state governments have called for all elective surgeries to be rescheduled in order to ensure care for those in immediate need and to free up vital resources to treat those impacted by COVID-19.
The abortion industry is ignoring this call and instead is working to ensure there is no interruption in the destruction of unborn babies.
What is going on at Planned Parenthood in Louisville? Though we know that it was illegal to issue PP a license to operate as an abortion clinic, we realize that abortions might take place anyway.
EMW states on their website that they are “the ONLY licensed abortion clinic in Kentucky.” But they have no valid license, unless they have obtained a Transfer Agreement of which we are not aware. Their claim, however, tends to indict PP— the pot calling the kettle ‘black’? It is true, however, that the EMW has judicial permission to operate. See this post.
But they do not have Gov. Beshear’s permission. See image below. Who is in charge?
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12/1/2020 10:33:24 AMWant to know how the sausage was made?
4/16/2020 6:54:06 PMLegislators merge HB451 with SB9 at the last moment of 2020 Session
3/31/2020 8:10:59 PMWill AG Cameron’s call for abortion providers to join other medical professionals to cease elective procedures be ignored?
3/27/2020 6:40:53 PMHelp stop elective surgeries to abort babies
3/24/2020 7:38:13 PMMaybe Governor Beshear has no clout?