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U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, in split decision, throws out law restricting common abortion method

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A federal court of appeals panel in Cincinnati, on a split decision, has upheld a lower court ruling that threw out a Kentucky law restricting use of a common method of abortion. Legislation known as House Bill 454 passed the Kentucky General Assembly in 2018 and was signed into law by then-Gov. Matt Bevin. The measure outlawed use of a procedure called dilation and evacuation,...

Bevin administration opposes motion for preliminary injunction on bill banning abortion procedure

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Bevin administration attorneys have filed a brief on behalf of acting Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Scott Brinkman, opposing a motion for a preliminary injunction in federal court filed by the ACLU and Louisville abortion clinic EMW Women’s Surgical Center that would delay the enforcement of House Bill 454, which bans one form of abortion in Kentucky. Gov....