Abortions to resume after Kentucky judge blocks abortion ban

Abortions in Kentucky can resume after a state judge blocked enforcement of two restrictive abortion laws in Kentucky.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry granted a request by the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood for a restraining order, temporarily blocking enforcement of the state’s trigger law and another 2019 law banning abortion after six weeks that was previously stopped in federal court.

“We’re glad the court recognized the devastation happening in Kentucky and decided to block the commonwealth’s cruel abortion bans,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, ACLU, and the ACLU of Kentucky said in a statement. “We won’t stop fighting for people’s ability to access the essential abortion care they need in Kentucky. The government should never have the authority to force a person to remain pregnant against their will.”

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