Gov. Beshear talks Roe v. Wade, small increase in Covid cases

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-This afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear stopped by the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green. 

He was the keynote speaker on the first day of the Safety and Health Conference and Exposition. 

He awarded employees of businesses around the commonwealth for their duty to keep people safe in the workplace. 

News 40 asked Gov. Beshear about Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned in the upcoming days. If overturned, a 2019 trigger law would go into effect that would essentially ban abortions in Kentucky, including cases of incest or rape. 

“Some of our youngest Kentuckians, who may be violated even by a family member will have no options. Having been Kentucky’s top prosecutor, having spent part of my life fighting for those who have been harmed, I think they deserve options and I think most Kentuckians agree,” said Beshear. 

Gov. Beshear also mentioned they are monitoring a modest increase in Covid cases this week in the Commonwealth, but it’s not enough for any type of escalation.