Big win for ultrasound law, temporary setback for ban on dismemberment abortions

By Dave Andrusko Very good and very bad news, on the same day. On Friday, the full 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear an appeal for a rehearing of a decision made in April in which a split three-judge panel upheld H.B. 2, Kentucky’s ultrasound law. As we reported at the time, …

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Beginning today, abortionists must provide information about Abortion Pill Reversal in Kentucky

By Dave Andrusko Have you ever noticed that every piece of legislation that promotes life is “controversial” while laws that legalize abortion until birth (and withdraw protections after birth) are celebrated as “victories” no more controversial than the day of the week? Of course you have. Deborah Yetter’s beat for the Louisville Courier-Journal includes abortion. …

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Kentucky to appeal judge’s ruling striking down ban on the dismemberment of living unborn babies

By Dave Andrusko No sooner had U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley struck down Kentucky’s “House Bill 454” ban against dismemberment abortion than Elizabeth Kuhn, communications director for Gov. Matt Bevin, said Friday evening that the administration intends to appeal. “We profoundly disagree with the court’s decision and will take this case all the way to …

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Federal court upholds Kentucky law requiring abortionists to offer women ultrasounds

By Calvin Freiburger LOUISVILLE– Pro-lifers in Kentucky won a victory Thursday when a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state’s law requiring abortionists to give women the opportunity to view ultrasound images of their children before abortion. “Today is a historic day, as Kentucky continues to lead the charge in …

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6th circuit panel upholds Kentucky’s ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. We wrote an abbreviated story yesterday, because the court’s decision came later in the day. On September 27, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge David Hale struck down HB 2, Kentucky’s ultrasound law which both houses of the legislature had passed overwhelming earlier in the year. The law requires that an …

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Federal court upholds Kentucky’s ultrasound law

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This important decision came out just as NRL News Today was preparing to post for the day. We will have complete coverage on Friday. A three judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down a lower court ruling that held that Kentucky’s 2017 ultrasound law …

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Lawsuit challenging Kentucky’s HB 5 not germane, not logical

Editor’s note. The following comes from the Kentucky Right to Life Association. HB 5 bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome and included an emergency clause, meaning HB 5 went into effect immediately upon Gov. Bevin signing the bill last week. HB 5 easily passed both chambers: …

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Kentucky Gov. signs bill to ban abortions based on sex, race, or disability

By Dave Andrusko As anticipated, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed House Bill 5 into law. The measure, which bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome, includes an emergency clause, meaning HB 5 went into effect immediately upon Gov. Bevin signing the bill on Tuesday. HB 5 …

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Bill on its way to Kentucky Gov. to ban abortions based on disability, gender, and race

By Dave Andrusko Building on the momentum generated by House passage, Kentucky’s Senate Wednesday passed HB 5 on an overwhelming vote of 32-4. HB 5 bans abortions because of a child’s sex, race, or a disability such as Down syndrome. Last month the House passed the bill by a lopsided vote of 67-25. The measure …

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This Is Empowerment: Maternity Home Helps Moms Up to Four Years After Giving Birth

By Gayle Irwin In the nearly 40 years that Joan Smith has been involved in pro-life work, she has seen many changes in the lives of the women she’s served. Founder and director of Lifehouse Maternity Home in Louisville, Kentucky, Smith has served women in various ways, including as a labor and delivery nurse and as …

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District Judge strikes Kentucky’s pro-life clinic transfer law

State will appeal By Dave Andrusko Following a three day hearing in September 2017, U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers has sided with the EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood to strike down a Kentucky law requiring abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital in case of an emergency. Elizabeth Kuhn, …

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