Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban takes center stage in gubernatorial election

Abortion access has rarely been a focal point for Democrats in Kentucky, but that’s all changing in the run up to this November’s gubernatorial election.

In the past few weeks, incumbent Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, has turned the issue into a centerpiece of his campaign against his opponent, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who has vocally supported Kentucky’s near-total ban on abortion.

As written, that law currently includes exceptions only for risk of death or debilitating injury to the pregnant person.

It has no exceptions for cases of rape and incest– something Beshear has seized on, prompting Cameron to come out for the first time saying he would sign legislation to add these exceptions to the existing law…..”

By Molly
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