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Groups Say They’ll Head Back to Court After KY Judges Uphold Abortion Ban

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Thursday, February 23, 2023   

After Kentucky's Supreme Court last week denied a request to block abortion bans which went into effect last summer, the ACLU of Kentucky and Planned Parenthood Federation of America said they will bring another lawsuit forward.

The two state laws banned most abortions and abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court'a overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Tamara Weider, Kentucky state director of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, said for now, abortion remains illegal in the state.

"Sadly it keeps a status quo that's harming people right now," Weider noted. "And we see it in Kentucky because people can't access care, not just for abortion, but it's affecting miscarriage treatment, those who are having complicated pregnancies."

At least 76 of Kentucky's 120 counties currently have no obstetric care providers. On Wednesday, Rep. Lindsey Burke, D-Lexington, filed legislation aimed at restoring abortion access. The bill would repeal dozens of state statutes placing restrictions on physicians, abortion providers and contraceptive services, in addition to medical access to abortion.

The decision comes three months after more than half of Kentucky voters rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure, which would have amended the state constitution to exclude the right to abortion.

"To be clear, this opinion does not in any way determine whether the Kentucky Constitution protects or does not protect the right to receive an abortion," Weider pointed out.

Weider added Commonwealth residents in need of an abortion should visit abortionfinder.org and abortionfunds.org or call 1-800-230-7526 to speak with a patient navigator.


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