WDRB in Louisville is reporting that Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron is leading the charge in support of an Indiana pro-life law.
Cameron isn’t alone in his efforts, as he’s joining 16 other states who are submitting a brief to the United States Supreme Court in the fight to uphold pro-life legislation in Indiana.
On the attack against abortion
They’re focused on Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, a case that revolves around the parental notification law in Indiana.
Under the law in question, parents of minors who have been granted a judicial exemption from Indiana’s requirement for parental permission for an abortion will still be notified except when such notification puts the minor’s life at risk.
“Nothing in the U.S. Constitution prohibits Indiana from requiring parental notification when an unemancipated minor is getting an abortion,” state Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a press release.
“Even to get a tattoo, a minor in Indiana needs parental permission. Quite simply, parents have rights and responsibilities in the care and upbringing of a child.”
“An abortion is a medical procedure that could have implications for a child’s future treatment,” Hill continued, adding, “It’s an event that could bear on a child’s emotional needs and mental health, and it’s an event that parents need to know about in order to provide nurturing care and guidance.”
Hill and his allies are squaring off against Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider. Backing them up is the American Civil Liberties Union.
Other pro-life laws at stake
Also at issue is Kentucky’s law banning abortion because of a child’s race, sex, or disability. To help protect that rule, Hill and the same coalition of states are also intervening in an Ohio case as well.
“We cannot allow abortion to pre-determine the characteristics of an entire generation,” Cameron tweeted out last week.
“By passing HB 5 last year, Kentucky made it clear we won’t stand for discriminatory abortions, and we have a duty to assist other states by defending similar laws.”
“We must work together to champion policies and laws that promote life, and then fight further still to defend those laws when they come under attack,” another tweet read.