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The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds.

The report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports legalized abortion, puts the rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (ages 15-44) in 2014. That's the lowest recorded rate since the Roe decision in 1973. The abortion rate has been declining for decades — down from a peak of 29.3 in 1980 and 1981.

via the Kentucky National Organization for Women's Facebook Page

  A Lexington clinic that was among two facilities that performed abortions in Kentucky has announced yesterday that it will close. The Kentucky chapter of the National Organization for Women announced on its Facebook page that the EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington will close on Jan. 27.

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Update: Gov. Matt Bevin's response added.  

Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will not defend the state if it is sued over a law passed by the state legislature last week banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

ACLU of Kentucky logo, Facebook

Update: Governor Matt Bevin's response added.  

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky and the commonwealth’s only abortion provider are suing the state over a new abortion law that requires a doctor to conduct an ultrasound and provide a fetal description to a woman seeking an abortion.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Debate and action on two abortion measures received attention in Frankfort during the opening week of the 2017 legislative session. ​The observers included two people with completely different perspectives.

Alexey Stiop, 123rf Stock Photo

The General Assembly gave final approval to a pair of controversial anti-abortion bills on Saturday as Republicans quickly cleared conservative legislation by the end of their first week controlling the legislative process in Kentucky.

J. Tayler Franklin, WFPL

Governor Matt Bevin says all of the bills approved by the state legislature will go into effect Monday. The state legislature passed seven bills during a rare Saturday session. 

J. Tyler Franklin

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound on women seeking abortions and provide a detailed description of the unborn fetus. It’s the first bill to pass out of the newly Republican chamber.

Alix Mattingly

Legislation to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy moves to the Kentucky House. The Senate voted 30 to 6 in favor of the measure Thursday.

Ryland Barton via Twitter

  

 Two  anti-abortion bills took the floor on Thursday for the Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives.

 

The Senate has passed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

 

 

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