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Members of U.S. Senate, advocates discuss problems in states that limit abortion access

BY: - January 17, 2024

WASHINGTON — Abortion rights advocates and Democrats in the U.S. Senate pressed for a return to legal, safe access throughout the country during a briefing Wednesday. The nearly three-hour conversation, held in the Capitol Visitors Center, featured doctors speaking about the challenges they and their patients face in states that have implemented restrictions on abortion […]

Democratic senator files bill asking for rape, incest exceptions in Kentucky’s abortion ban

BY: - January 9, 2024

FRANKFORT — Calling Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban “dangerous” and “cruel,” Sen. David Yates, D-Louisville, introduced a bill Tuesday to add exceptions for rape and incest.  The bill will at least make it to a committee, the president of the Republican-controlled and staunchly anti-abortion Senate told Renee Shaw on Kentucky Tonight. Senate President Robert Stivers said […]

Another year, another push to make period products more accessible in Kentucky

BY: - January 4, 2024

FRANKFORT — Kentucky is one of 21 states that taxes period products, according to the Alliance for Period Supplies, but several Republican and Democrat lawmakers want to change that.  Period product tax is sometimes called the “pink tax” and advocates for removing it say the products shouldn’t cost more because they aren’t optional expenses.  Rep. […]

Challenge to Kentucky’s abortion ban ends after pregnancy becomes nonviable

BY: - December 18, 2023

Lawyers for a Kentucky woman challenging the state’s abortion ban asked that the case be dismissed on Monday, a week after the fetus lost cardiac activity.  This came a week after the Kentucky woman who sued for the right to abortion announced her pregnancy was no longer viable. At the time she filed her lawsuit, […]

Kentucky woman sues to challenge state’s abortion ban in historic case

BY: - December 8, 2023

A Kentucky woman who is pregnant but does not want to be is suing Attorney General Daniel Cameron and others in Jefferson County Circuit Court to challenge the state’s near total abortion bans, the first lawsuit of its kind in Kentucky.  The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said in a statement that “I am […]

Cameron accused of trying to ‘scare patients out of obtaining abortions’

BY: - July 21, 2023

Calling it “a disgusting overreach of government authority,” Planned Parenthood officials in Kentucky are denouncing an effort by Republican attorneys general to block a federal expansion of medical privacy protections for patients who seek reproductive care. The rule change proposed by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department would enhance protections for patients who seek […]

Indiana Supreme Court upholds abortion ban, but leaves door open for other legal challenges

BY: - July 5, 2023

Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, which prohibits the procedure with only narrow exceptions, will go back into effect after the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law last week. But justices left open the possibility for other challenges in the future. Plaintiffs have 30 days to seek a rehearing before the decision is certified, meaning the ban […]

Challenge to Kentucky’s abortion ban dismissed as advocates seek a patient to press case

BY: - June 27, 2023

LOUISVILLE — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of two Kentucky laws that together ban nearly all abortions, a week after the state’s two licensed abortion providers signaled they planned to drop the case — for now. Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry on Tuesday signed an order the parties submitted agreeing to […]

Kentucky abortion providers want to dismiss challenge against near-total abortion ban

BY: - June 20, 2023

In a surprise move, Kentucky’s two licensed abortion providers have asked a judge to dismiss their case seeking to overturn the state’s near-total ban on abortion. The joint motion on behalf of Planned Parenthood and EMW Women’s Surgical Center comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the June 24, 2022, U.S. Supreme Court […]

Abortion provider selling its downtown Louisville building

BY: - June 1, 2023

After more than four decades of providing abortion and contraceptive services, EMW Women’s Surgical Center is selling its downtown Louisville building. The move by EMW comes nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down abortion as a federal constitutional right and it became virtually illegal in Kentucky under existing state laws. At the […]