Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Abortion Law

A federal judge on Friday struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled that the 2018 law would create a “substantial obstacle” to a woman’s right to an abortion, violating constitutionally protected privacy rights.

Kentucky’s only abortion clinic challenged the law right after it was signed by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

A consent order had suspended its enforcement pending the outcome of last year’s trial in which Bevin’s legal team and ACLU attorneys argued the case.




Source: MG News

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