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A controversial state lawmaker has filed a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion in Kentucky. The legislation is likely unconstitutional.

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Kentucky's Republican governor will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman. 

Federal Judge Blocks Kentucky Anti-Abortion Law

Sep 27, 2017
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A federal judge has blocked a Kentucky law requiring a doctor performing an abortion to conduct an ultrasound.

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.

Ashley Lopez, via WFPL

A buffer zone has been created to keep anti-abortion protesters away from the last-remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky.  


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

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.

Heather Hawkins

  A Hopkinsville woman is one of thousands of pro-life Americans attending the The March for Life in Washington, D.C. Friday.