Last week the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill (SB 83) that creates dangerously broad religious exemptions for health care providers, institutions, and payers, allowing them to deny care based on their beliefs. This bill opens the door to widespread denial of care and discrimination. We need your help to stop it now!
This dangerous bill will allow health care providers, hospitals, insurers, and even employers to deny needed services, risking the health and safety of all patients in Kentucky.
SB 83 will have unpredictable and far-reaching negative consequences, affecting health care such as contraception, end-of-life care, vaccination, pregnancy & reproductive services, counseling & behavioral health, fertility treatment, PrEP & HIV treatment, and many others. This is especially devastating to women, older Americans, LGBTQ people, people living with HIV, people with disabilities, and those living in rural areas.
P.S. — We are working with the Fairness Campaign to oppose this bill. If you are interested in helping to fight this terrible measure, please sign up for their alerts!