The possible effects of an abortion ban on Kentucky foster care

As a woman’s legal right to an abortion here in the commonwealth hangs in the balance, News 40 decided to take a closer look at how this could effect Kentucky’s foster care system.

Officials in Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the state’s foster care system is already strained, and without a woman’s right to chose a legal abortion in Kentucky, they could see the impact from that in about a year.

“Children coming into the world, the most important thing they can have is a loving person and so often that is not the case. Children born into situations where they are not wanted… we have concerns,” said Secretary, Kentucky Health and Family Services Eric Friedlander.

Friedlander also comments that without a legal abortion option for those who are victims of rape and incest crimes, the already struggling system will continue to get worse.