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Kentucky’s Abortion Ban is Back in Court


Despite Kentucky voters recently shooting down an attempt to make abortion restrictions a part of its state constitution, Kentucky’s abortion ban is back in the courts, Kim Bellware reports for the Washington Post. Under current law, Kentucky has nearly entirely outlawed abortions, only legal if necessary for lifesaving intervention or to prevent the loss of a “life-sustaining” organ.

Kentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron (R), said through a spokesperson that Kentucky voters’ recent rejection “does not change our belief that there is no right to abortion hidden in the Kentucky Constitution.” Previously, in a motion to the Supreme Court, Cameron said, “the Court interprets the words that Kentuckians ratified in 1891, not the intended effect of the words that they failed to ratify in 2022.”

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