- SB5 prohibits abortions in the state at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy
- HB2 requires ultrasounds for pregnant women seeking an abortion
Senate Bill 5 (SB5) prohibits abortions in the state at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill would not apply in cases where an abortion is required to save the life of the mother or prevent serious risk of bodily harm to the mother, but it does not contain exceptions for cases of rape or incest.
SB5 passed the Senate on Thursday in a 30-6 vote and received final passage in the House by a vote of 79-15.
HB2 passed the House with a 83-12 vote and passed the Senate by a vote of 32-5.
The bills will go before Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin for final approval. CNN has reached out to Bevin’s office for comment but has not yet heard back.