God is the God of life. In the womb, God creates us. Life is sacred. Jesus challenges us to protect life. God is a God of justice. God will hold us accountable for how we address the issue of life and it’s sacredness.
So what is going on in Kentucky.
- Seven states, right now, have only one abortion facility: North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Mississippi, Wyoming, West Virginia—and Kentucky. Activists on both sides of the abortion issue have had their eye on these states for some time, knowing full well that if one of them succeeds in shutting down its last abortionist, the national impact would be enormous.
- In the past six months it has become clear that the battle for the first abortion-free state is going to be fought this year in Kentucky.
- The reason is mostly a matter of Kentucky’s last two election cycles. In 2015 Matt Bevin was elected governor. Bevin is a strong social conservative with four adopted children in his family of 11, and no hesitation about describing himself as “unapologetically pro-life.”
- Last year swept in a Republican majority in the state legislature; in the first week of their session (usually used for organizational purposes), it jumped to pass a 20-week abortion ban and an ultrasound requirement.