Jun 30, 2022 - Health

Court temporarily blocks Kentucky's total, 6-week abortion bans

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A state court on Thursday temporarily blocked two restrictive abortion laws in Kentucky, a six-week ban and a complete abortion ban that the state's attorney general threatened to enforce.

Driving the news: Kentucky's only two abortion clinics had stopped offering abortion services after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in fear that the two laws could be brought back.

What they're saying: "We’re glad the court recognized the devastation happening in Kentucky and decided to block the commonwealth’s cruel abortion bans," according to a statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Indiana, Kentucky, ACLU, and ACLU of Kentucky, all parties to the lawsuit.

  • "Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe last Friday, numerous Kentuckians have been forced to carry pregnancies against their will or flee their home state in search of essential care."
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