(Life News) Kentucky is becoming a leader in the fight for babies targeted for death by abortion.
Along with a slew of other pro-life legislation, state lawmakers voted Thursday to advance a bill that would require abortionists to provide basic medical care to babies who survive abortions, the AP reports.
Kentucky Senate Bill 227, sponsored by state Sen. Whitney Westerfield, would require that “reasonable life-saving and life-sustaining” medical care be provided to infants who are born alive after failed abortions. Medical professionals who violate the measure could face criminal penalties and have their license revoked.
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“Surely, there can be no debate that life exists at birth and we should do what we can to protect those children,” Westerfield said.