reproductive rights

This International Women’s Day, U.S. anti-abortion laws violate human rights, groups say

BY: - March 8, 2023

Ahead of International Women’s Day, hundreds of U.S. and global human rights groups, doctors, and attorneys have asked the United Nations to intervene on behalf of the millions of women in the U.S. who have been left without access to legal abortion and vital forms of reproductive health care in the wake of last summer’s […]

House Republican Whip Jason Nemes proposes exceptions to Kentucky’s abortion ban

BY: - February 22, 2023

House Majority Whip Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, filed a bill Wednesday that would add exceptions for rape and incest to Kentucky’s near-total ban on abortion. House Bill 569 also would allow for abortion when “necessary” — defined as when “there is reasonable medical judgment that there is definitive evidence that the unborn child the pregnant woman […]

Democratic lawmaker introduces bill to restore abortion access in Kentucky

BY: - February 22, 2023

FRANKFORT — Pointing to a November vote in which Kentuckians defeated an anti-abortion constitutional amendment, a state representative proposed legislation Wednesday to restore abortion access.  Rep. Lindsey Burke, D-Lexington, acknowledged the difficulty in getting her bill heard.  The Republican supermajority is “not interested in bipartisanship,” she said while criticizing the lack of Democratic bills heard […]


Anti-abortion amendment to Kentucky Constitution given little chance this session

BY: and - February 15, 2023

Roughly three months after voters rejected Amendment 2, which would have specified there is no right to an abortion in Kentucky’s Constitution, a similar amendment was proposed Tuesday by the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Whitney Westerfield.  But the amendment isn’t likely to move this session.  Senate Majority Floor Leader Daymon Thayer said Tuesday […]


Do women’s lives matter to federal courts?

BY: - February 14, 2023

Far-reaching legal cases, including a ruling by a Kentucky federal judge, raise serious concerns about whether the lives of women — and their decisions about their own lives — really matter. On Feb. 2, a Texas appellate court issued a ruling that it was unconstitutional to remove guns from abusive domestic partners, putting more women […]

Suspect science and claims at center of abortion-pill lawsuit

BY: - February 13, 2023

Emergency rooms across America are teeming with women and girls bleeding from abortion drugs in such copious amounts that it’s exacerbating the national blood shortage.  Or, at least, that’s the grim – but false – narrative a group of small conservative Christian medical associations have painted for a federal judge in Texas. Their mountain of […]

abortion, amendment 2

Kentucky’s Daniel Cameron among 23 GOP attorneys general seeking to block access to abortion pill

BY: - February 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general representing nearly two dozen Republican states are backing a lawsuit that would remove the abortion pill from throughout the United States after more than two decades, eliminating the option even in states where abortion access remains legal. The state of Missouri filed its own brief in the case Friday while Mississippi […]

Stivers says Senate GOP will decide soon whether to change abortion ban

BY: - December 1, 2022

This article is published with permission from the Northern Kentucky Tribune, a nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism. “It’s hard to tell” if Kentucky voters’ decision last month against a constitutional amendment to eliminate abortion rights from the state Constitution means the people want abortion allowed in cases involving rape and incest, the […]