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A federal judge in Indianapolis has blocked a state mandate forcing women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.

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 U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers temporarily halted the shutdown of EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, ordering the state to allow the clinic to continue operating.

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  A federal judge has halted the impending shutdown of the only clinic in Kentucky that performs abortions.

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The last abortion provider in Kentucky is suing the state to stay open after Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration gave the clinic notice that it would be shut down.

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  A federal court on Thursday heard testimony and arguments over a challenge to the state’s new ultrasound abortion requirement.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office is actively defending a new abortion rule recently signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin. The law requires doctors to show women seeking an abortion pictures of an ultrasound, and describe the images to the patient.

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Tennessee's state attorney general says bills in the General Assembly that would outlaw abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected by ultrasound may not be able to stand up in court. 

Closing Clinics: Abortion Rights Increasingly Out Of Reach

Feb 13, 2017
Mary Meehan | Ohio Valley ReSource

Since the beginning of the year, two abortion clinics in Kentucky and West Virginia have closed, leaving each state with just one such facility. In Ohio the number of clinics has dropped by half in recent years, a trend abortion opponents celebrate. But as Mary Meehan of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports, abortion rights advocates worry that state-level restrictions are putting the right to choose out of reach.

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  A Democratic Illinois lawmaker wants to send a message to President Donald Trump by lifting prohibitions on state coverage of abortions.

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  A Tennessee anti-abortion group is urging lawmakers emboldened by President Donald Trump to hold off on passing new abortion restrictions in the state until the courts decide the fate of several major abortion laws.

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