Kentucky Republican says abortion should be a form of domestic violence

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Kentucky Republican Joe Fischer hopes a new bill will help abortion to be classified as a form of domestic violence.

The bill, HB 8 , "would allow victims of alleged abuse to seek domestic violence protection orders from the courts against former spouses and relative living with a child," as reported by The Raw Story .

Fischer told the publication that “the most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older.”

Fischer's past proposals to change abortion laws were denied, and caused the Republican much frustration, The Raw Story reported.

“This is a solidly pro-life state, even if you don’t see it reflected in what happens here in the House,” Fischer said. “But elections ultimately will decide the issue.”

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