SB 124 (BR 268) - R. Leeper, D. Boswell, T. Buford, E. Harris, V. McGaha, T. Philpot, A. Robinson, R. Roeding, R. Sanders Jr, D. Seum, E. Tori, J. Westwood
AN ACT relating to abortion.
Amend KRS 311.720 to establish the definitions of "partial-birth abortion" and "vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus"; create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to criminalize partial-birth abortion; amend KRS 311.595 to permit the suspension or revocation of a license to practice medicine held by a person who performs a partial-birth abortion; amend KRS 311.990 to establish a crime of a Class C felony for a physician who performs a partial-birth abortion; permit a physician charged with the criminal offense to rely on the affirmative defense that the partial-birth abortion was necessary to save the life of the mother and no other procedure would suffice for that purpose; prohibit the prosecution of the woman upon whom the partial-birth abortion is performed; clarify that person convicted of aborting a viable fetus shall be guilty of a Class C felony.
Jan 12-introduced in Senate
Jan 13-to Judiciary (S)