Kentucky’s final two abortion clinics shut
(WDVM) — Kentucky’s new abortion legislation has compelled the state’s final, two remaining abortion clinics to close down.
The legislation, which was handed on Wednesday, went into impact the identical night, due to an ‘Emergency Provision’ that was added to the invoice by Republican lawmakers. The laws bans abortions after 15 weeks and requires clinics to report affected person info to the state, a measure, that abortion rights teams mentioned violates affected person privateness legal guidelines.
Anti-Abortion proponents and lawmakers declare that the brand new coverage will present higher safety for ladies and provide extra oversight on abortion remedy, which counts for half of all abortions carried out throughout the state.
Abortion Right activists and Planned Parenthood, who owns the final two clinics to be shut down in Kentucky, mentioned it’s an try to ban abortions within the state altogether.
The two abortion clinics, filed a lawsuit on Thursday, asking a Federal Judge for a brief injunction on the legislation, whereas the case is disputed in court docket.
The plaintiffs argue that the brand new mandate has made it “nearly impossible” for abortion clinics within the state of Kentucky to stay open, leading to what they declare is an ‘unconstitutional ban’ on abortions throughout the state.