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Bill filed in Kentucky House would ease near-total abortion ban by adding rape and incest exceptions

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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Legislation aimed at easing Kentucky's near-total abortion ban by creating limited exceptions for pregnancies caused by rape or incest was introduced Monday in the GOP-dominated House, as lawmakers wrangle with an issue at the forefront of last year's campaign for governor. Republican state Rep. Ken Fleming filed the measure on the last day that new House bills could be introduced in this year's 60-day session. The bill's prospects are uncertain, with House Speaker David Osborne saying the chamber's GOP supermajority has not discussed any particular abortion bill. Kentucky's near-total abortion...

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