Anti-abortion constitutional proposal advances in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has passed a measure aimed at adding language to the state constitution to ensure it doesn’t offer protections for abortion rights. The proposed constitutional amendment cleared the Republican-led House on a 76-20 vote Thursday. The measure now goes to the Senate. The proposal, if ratified by voters, would amend Kentucky’s constitution to declare that it provides no right to abortion. A leading supporter says it’s an important follow-up to anti-abortion laws enacted since Republicans took complete control of the legislature. Opponents say it continues the legislature’s intrusion into the personal decisions of women.