Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Abortion Free Kentucky? “There Will be No Abortions in Kentucky if They Win,” Clinic Tells Judge

A hearing involving the fate of the last abortion clinic in Kentucky began Wednesday with attorneys for the abortion clinic saying there will be no abortions in Kentucky if the state wins.

While pro-lifers may think this is a reason to celebrate, attorney Donald L. Cox for EMW Women’s Clinic meant his statement to cause concern.

“The state is trying to shut down the only abortion clinic in Kentucky by enforcing regulations that have nothing to do with women’s health,” Cox told a federal court Wednesday, CBS affiliate WLKY reports. “There will be no abortions in Kentucky if they win.”

Pro-life Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration said the Louisville abortion clinic is not adequately prepared to help patients if emergency complications arise. They said the facility is not in compliance with a state law that requires it to have hospital and ambulance service agreements for patient emergencies.

The administration recently moved to take away the facility’s license until it does comply; however, the abortion clinic sued to block the state’s actions.

Steve Pitt, attorney for the state, told the court Wednesday that the state is trying to protect women’s health by enforcing the law, which has been in place for nearly 20 years, the AP reports.

“The governor and the secretary of the cabinet are attempting to enforce the law that requires — for the safety of women — for abortion clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals, every state in this area has those statutes,” Pitt said. ... Read More

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