“We’re suing Kentucky yet again — this time to stop state politicians from banning a safe abortion method,” said Talcott Camp, deputy director with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project. “This law disregards a woman’s health and decisions in favor of a narrow ideological agenda….Kentucky politicians have already shut down all but one abortion clinic in our state,” said Michael Aldridge, executive director of the ACLU of Kentucky. “Now they want to invade the exam room and stop doctors from providing safe, quality care. It’s shameless, insulting, and dangerous.”
ACLU update: 4/13/18
Available for immediate release. Under a Joint Consent Order, Kentucky’s new D&E Abortion Ban (HB454) is blocked from enforcement.
A preliminary injunction hearing has been scheduled for June 5, 2018.
A copy of the Joint Consent Order can be found here:
In an attempt to clarify any confusion, please note that we received a copy of the signed order from the court this afternoon, though it appears from the time stamp on the document it was filed after business hours last night.
A statement on the Joint Consent Order from ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project senior staff attorney Andrew Beck can be found on our website: https://www.aclu-ky.org/en/news/new-abortion-law-blocked-enforcement
More about this case can be found here: https://www.aclu.org/cases/emw-womens-surgical-center-v-beshear-ban-safe-abortion-procedure