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Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

Lawyers for Kentucky’s only abortion clinic and Planned Parenthood on Thursday grilled a state official during the second day of a licensing battle taking place in federal court.

Kentucky is down to only one clinic that performs abortions: the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville. A trial kicking off Wednesday morning in federal court in Louisville will decide whether Kentucky will become the only state without a single such clinic.

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A Planned Parenthood group says Gov. Matt Bevin's administration used "fear and intimidation" to prevent it from getting a license to provide abortions in Kentucky. 

Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

The new management of the University of Louisville Hospital is considering two local clinics' request for transfer agreements the state says they need to provide abortions.

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Federal appeals judges are questioning previous court rulings on a successful 2014 constitutional amendment allowing tougher abortion restrictions in Tennessee. 

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A challenge to a 2014 Tennessee constitutional amendment allowing tougher abortion restrictions comes before a court next week -- but the case centers on vote counting, not women's reproductive health rights. 

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A challenge to a 2014 Tennessee constitutional amendment allowing tougher abortion restrictions comes before a court next week -- but the case centers on vote counting, not women's reproductive health rights.

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Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union want to join a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that requires counseling and a 48-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. 

Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

Abortion opponents are challenging a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk in front of the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky. 

Lisa Gillespie, WFPL

The founder of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic said the facility is increasing security ahead of anti-abortion protests that will start Saturday.

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