Bevin signs abortion bill as soon as it arrives
It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky’s governor signed into law an abortion bill as soon as a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him.
The first bill signed by Gov. Matt Bevin since taking office updates the state’s informed consent law requiring women seeking abortions be told of medical risks and benefits at least 24 hours beforehand.
The bill gives patients and doctors the option of meetings in person or by video.
A group of lawmakers Tuesday accompanied the bill’s delivery to Bevin’s office.
Bevin asked if they wanted him to sign it then or next week, when abortion opponents are planning a Capitol rally. The decision was to do it immediately, so the Republican governor signed it.
Lawmakers could not recall such circumstances for a bill signing.