A federal judge has issued a temporary order to block Kentucky Eliminate new abortion methods As a result, only two state providers have stopped offering procedures.
In a ruling issued Thursday, US District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings granted a request for a temporary abortion order from one of the two abortion providers in the state.
The law has received national attention as Kentucky becomes the first state to eliminate access to all abortion services.
Orders will be placed 8 days after the individual Planned Parenthood and EMW Women’s Surgical Center. Asked for emergency help A federal court in House Bill 3 said it was impossible for clinics to comply with the “omnibus” abortion law, which has numerous restrictions.
As a result, he said the law was “a ban on abortion in Kentucky” and was filed on behalf of the planned parent-child relationship in which Jennings filed a proceeding.
Republican-controlled General Assembly Veto by Governor Andy Beshear..
This order means that Planned Parenthood and EMW in Louisville can resume abortion offerings.Both clinics Stopped abortion service After the law is enforced.
EMW lawyers said supporting the law would “keep patients pregnant against their will” and would adversely affect their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Democrats, Bescher, who support the right to abortion Rejected the law He said he was likely unconstitutional and opposed to it because there was no exemption for those who became pregnant due to rape or incest.
But Republicans are easy because there is a super-majority in both conference rooms. Overturn the veto And with an urgent provision, it soon became a law.
Among the many restrictions on abortion, HB 3 is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, but prohibits sending drugs by mail, which is used to end early pregnancy. The state health and family services cabinet needs to create a new and extensive system for certifying, registering and monitoring those who manufacture, ship or dispense medicines.
The Cabinet enforces rules regarding the manufacture and delivery of pharmaceutical products.
The state also needs to create an online site that lists the names and addresses of those who provide abortion medications. You can file an anonymous complaint on this site if necessary. The cabinet should investigate all complaints.
Beshear called the Cabinet’s new requirements and “unfunded missions” and said it could cost $ 1 million to create and staff the surveillance system required by HB3.
HB 3 also bans abortions after 15 weeks of gestation — current Kentucky law bans abortions after 20 weeks and girls under the age of 18 including those seeking the permission of a judge in certain circumstances. It imposes new restrictions on abortion and requires that the body of the fetus be disposed of by burial or burial.
Advertising It creates new reporting requirements for abortion opponents to say they invade the privacy of their patients.
The struggle to block the law is similar to that of 2019, when lawmakers passed a bill banning abortion six weeks later. Republican opposition to abortion, Matt Bevin, signed the law on the same day.
As a result, EMW, the only abortion provider in the state at the time, was forced to cancel the appointment and suspend the abortion for a day until the law was passed. Blocked by a federal judge.. The law remains suspended while the legal objection is pending.
Meanwhile, anti-abortionists continued to focus on the Mississippi case, which could reduce or overturn the Roe v. Wade case, a groundbreaking 1973 case that legalized the right to abortion nationwide. rice field. The ruling is scheduled by June.
The Mississippi lawsuit prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of gestation, but the Supreme Court allows it, usually about 24 weeks before the fetus is considered viable.
Kentucky has added a clause banning abortion after 15 weeks so that the Supreme Court upholds Mississippi law, but the state enforces a similar law if the Roe v. Wade case cannot be completely overturned. ..
This story will be updated.