State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) has released the following statement following the Senate passage of Senate Bill 1169, which narrows the scope of the Healthcare Right of Conscience Act:
“For the last 19 months our first responders and healthcare workers have been on the frontlines battling COVID-19. This reckless legislation by the Majority party undermines the heroes that work every day to keep us safe.
“The role of government is to educate, not mandate. This is a decision that should be made between a person and their doctor, not by threats from big government. When will it stop? Where will democrats draw the line? My personal belief is that a good idea doesn’t require government force. If given all the information, people will make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
“I will always support ensuring vaccines and information are readily available for those who seek them and need them, but I will never support mandating and threatening individuals and families through the force of government. These never-ending mandates and radical attacks by our government on individual freedom must stop.”
You can watch Senator Bailey’s full remarks from the Senate floor below.