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Kentucky Bill Prohibiting Abortion Funding (SB 8)

This law was last updated on Jul 5, 2017

This law is Anti–Choice




SB 8




Jan 3, 2017


Co-sponsors: 7
Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 8


Funding Restrictions for Family Planning

Full Bill Text

SB 8 would prohibit public agency funds from being used for the purpose of obtaining an abortion or paying for the performance of an abortion.

The bill would prohibit state funds from being directly or indirectly used, granted, paid, or distributed to any nonpublic entity or organization that “directly provide only family planning services but do not provide all basic health services.”

The bill would establish a funding priority for the distribution of federal family planning funds that places state, county, and local community health clinics and federally qualified health centers first.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 61 and SB 7, both of which failed to pass in 2016.


Passed the senate on February 22, 2017, by a 31-6 vote.

Passed the house on March 7, by a 75-13 vote.

Passed the senate with house amendments on March 8, 2017, by a 31-6 vote.

Signed by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) on March 21, 2017.