Denver Newsroom, Apr 25, 2022 / 14:53 pm
Abortions have resumed in Kentucky after a federal judge temporarily blocked a multi-faceted abortion restrictions law and said the state needs to do more to ensure those affected by it can comply.
The two abortion clinics in the state had challenged the law, saying they couldn’t meet the requirements immediately because the state had not established clear guidelines.
U.S. District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings, a President Donald Trump appointee, blocked the law in its entirety in an April 21 restraining order, saying she was unable “to specifically determine which individual provisions and subsections are capable of compliance.” She said her order would not prevent the state from making the necessary regulations, the Associated Press reported.
“We are disappointed to see life-saving protections for Kentucky mothers and unborn children blocked again,” Sue Liebel, state policy director for the Susan B. Anthony List, a national pro-life advocacy group, said April 21. “This law would spare hundreds of babies from the excruciating pain of late abortions and safeguard women’s health from the reckless expansion of abortion drugs by mail.”