Local yokel and Hee Hawin redneck Matt Bevin filed suit against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky on Thursday in Jefferson County Circuit court in Louisville. Bevin claims in the suit that 23 abortions were performed without proper licensure because Planned Parenthood did not get proper agreements with an Ambulance company to transport patients if something went wrong.
Of course nothing did go wrong and there is 911 but that doesn’t matter to this religious buffoon. He is pandering to all of the good Christians that are hell-bent on telling women what they can do with their bodies and how you should live your life according to scripture. Bevin issued a bunch of pandering platitudes of utter nonsense.
“Although I am an unapologetically pro-life individual, I recognize and accept that there are some laws on the books that I do not necessarily agree with,” Bevin said in a press release announcing the lawsuit. “However, we are a nation of laws, and my job is to ensure that they are followed regardless of my personal opinion. This administration will have no tolerance for the type of brazen disregard that Planned Parenthood has shown for both the safety of women and the rule of law.”
Of course Bevin could care less about the ‘safety of women’ or the rule of law. He will do everything within his power to stop those licenses from being issued and he’s said so. This is yet another benefit of having a religious fanatic sitting in the Governor’s chair. Of course Bevin is a bold-faced liar as well as the Courier Journal is reporting.
Planned Parenthood officials have said they were simply following the timetable they established as part of moving into the new clinic in December and followed the directives of the cabinet on how to obtain a license. As part of that, they said they were directed to begin all services including abortions so the clinic could be inspected prior to final issuance of a license by the cabinet’s Office of Inspector General.
Planned Parenthood was simply following the instructions the state laid out for them and they have the emails to prove but that won’t stop Bevin from trying to make political hay and pander to the evangelicals that put him in office.
Bevin has only been in office a few weeks and the women of Kentucky are none too pleased with him so far. The hashtag #AskBevinAboutMyVag was trending in Louisville on Friday afternoon, where women and some men tweeted their thoughts on Bevin signing into law a bill that requires a woman to meet with her doctor in-person or via video 24 hours prior to an abortion.