Published: Fri, January 06, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Abortion, right to work among first bills considered in legislative session

Abortion, right to work among first bills considered in legislative session

Sen. Perry Clark said the panels would "delay and hinder" the legal process.

Nelson's House Bill 105 is a typical "religious freedom" bill, according to Louisville's Courier-Journal.

Kentucky Republicans won a majority in the House in November's elections, which gave the party full control over the state government for the first time since 1921. Both groups accused Republicans of moving too quickly on the measures. The bill also has no exemptions for rape, incest or mental illness.

Those against the bill say it lowers paychecks for working families.

The Kentucky state Senate voted Wednesday in favor of moving forward with legislation seeking to address the heightened costs directly attributed to Kentucky's uncontrolled medical liability ambience, an issue of serious concern for Kentucky employers and taxpayers who foot the bill in terms of direct employee benefit costs and higher taxes.

State Rep. Jeff Hoover made history Tuesday afternoon when he was officially sworn in as Kentucky's first Republican House Speaker in almost a century.

Smith says the measure is based on the assertion that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks.

The Fairness Campaign lambasted the idea of the bills in a press release sent Wednesday afternoon, pointing to legislation in North Carolina, Indiana, and other states which have resulted in loss of millions in tourism, corporate expansion and investment, and job growth.

After years of defeats, it appears bills restricting abortions may pass Kentucky's legislature.

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky wasted no time after returning to work this week fast-tracking anti-abortion legislation that would restrict women's access to the procedure in the state. Bevin said. "Seriously. Have you heard of one person in Kentucky having trouble taking care of business in Kentucky?" Senate President Robert Strivers publicly supported the current bill and stated that his personal preference would be to ban abortions before the proposed 20 week bar.

All of the proposals have previously passed the Republican-controlled Senate, only to be blocked by the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.

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