Kentucky Bans Abortion ‘Eugenics,’ ACLU Seeks to Block New Law

Less than 24 hours after Gov. Matt Bevin received Kentucky's HB 5 for a signature last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to block it, arguing that the ban based on sex, race or disability means a woman would face restrictions on her reasons for having an abortion. (Facebook photo)

The Christian Post – Aborting a fetus due to her race, gender or disability is now illegal in Kentucky.

In a move state lawyers have defended as a fight against “eugenics,” outspoken pro-life advocate and Kentucky’s evangelical Christian Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill, HB 5, into law Tuesday immediately banning abortion based on sex, race or disability.

The move comes just days after a federal judge, David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky, temporarily blocked another measure Bevin signed into law on Friday, that prohibits abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which usually occurs at around six weeks gestation. That law was expected to take effect immediately.

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