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Abortion bill gags clergy | Derek L. Penwell


Abortion bill gags clergy | Derek L. Penwell
The Courier-Journal

At its core, HB 149 would prevent public funds from being used, granted, paid, or distributed to any entity, organization, or individual that provides abortion services or that is an affiliate of an entity, organization, or individual that provides abortion services. In other words, if an organization were to provide abortion services, that organization would forfeit any right to local or state funds. Such language is boilerplate among the opponents of abortion. It operates as a thinly veiled attack on PPINK and other abortion providers. But what is novel in HB 149 is how abortion providers would henceforth be defined.According to HB 149, providing abortion services would be defined as:Providing abortions;Providing referrals to or information about facilities where abortions are performed or individuals who perform abortions; orProviding counseling, advice, written materials or other information that encourages or promotes abortion;Providing abortions seems self-evident.

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