Roe v. Wade

Saying pregnancy is ‘very complicated,’ Kentucky Democrat seeks to restore abortion access

BY: - January 31, 2024

FRANKFORT — Despite believing there is “very little appetite” in the Republican-controlled Kentucky legislature to roll back abortion bans, a Lexington Democrat hopes her own story of becoming a mother appeals to “friendly faces across the aisle.” Rep. Lindsey Burke, D-Lexington, is filing three bills that roll back all abortion bans in Kentucky, protect medical […]

Before and after Dobbs, questions of ‘when and where’ affect abortion access

BY: - January 30, 2024

DakotaRei Frausto was 17 years old and 12 weeks pregnant when they had to travel 11 hours by car from San Antonio, Texas, to New Mexico to terminate a pregnancy after contraception failed them. The appointment was April 1, 2022, about six months after Senate Bill 8 initially took effect in Texas, banning abortions after […]

COMMENTARY

What a difference an Election Day makes

BY: - November 24, 2023

“People like me have no say in government. They don’t care what we think.” Such skepticism has long been a popular excuse citizens give for not voting. But if you doubt elections matter, pay close attention to the abortion debate in Kentucky — because Republican leaders have been singing a different tune since it became […]

Woman in Beshear’s abortion ad says she wants to give voice to victims

BY: - September 28, 2023

Hadley Duvall, a 21-year-old from Owensboro, said speaking about her experience with sexual abuse amid debates on abortion rights is a calling for her.  That’s why Duvall is appearing in an ad for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection campaign. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, Duvall began publicly sharing her […]

On eve of Dobbs anniversary, Biden at campaign rally warns national abortion ban is next

BY: - June 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden pledged Friday to hold the line against attempts to restrict reproductive rights and abortion access during a campaign rally with the country’s leading abortion rights organizations. “The court got Roe right 50 years ago, and I believe Congress should restore the protections of Roe v. Wade once and for all,” […]

Echoing history, reliance upon travel rises for abortion care post-Dobbs

BY: - June 22, 2023

Editor’s note: This report is part of a special States Newsroom series on abortion access one year after the U.S. Supreme Court decision struck down the federal right to abortion. When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision one year ago, people of childbearing age in states across the country suddenly faced what seemed […]

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 […]