Kentucky Supreme Court denies request to block abortion ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Supreme Court dominated Thursday that the state’s near-total abortion ban will stay in place whereas it opinions arguments by abortion clinics difficult two state legal guidelines.

It was the newest authorized setback for the 2 remaining abortion clinics in Kentucky — each in Louisville, the state’s largest metropolis. The state’s highest courtroom stored in place a current decrease courtroom ruling that reimposed the ban on almost all abortions in Kentucky.

Abortion rights have been reinstated after which revoked once more by judges in Kentucky for the reason that U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

Kentucky’s justices in Thursday’s ruling denied a request by the abortion clinics to reimpose an injunction that briefly prevented the state’s near-total abortion ban from taking impact.

In doing so, the Supreme Court dominated that the “circumstances” offered by the clinics and their attorneys of their movement “do not rise to the level of extraordinary cause.”

The Supreme Court agreed to take the case and set a schedule for the submission of briefs and for arguments earlier than the justices. The excessive courtroom set a listening to for Nov. 15. That might be after the upcoming common election

Kentucky’s Republican-dominated legislature enacted a “trigger law” banning almost all abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The solely exception below the measure is when the well being of the mom is threatened. Lawmakers additionally handed a separate 6-week ban that the clinics additionally challenged.

Last month, a circuit choose in Louisville briefly blocked the 2 legal guidelines whereas the courts reviewed whether or not the measures violate Kentucky’s structure. A state appeals courtroom choose earlier this month stated the ban ought to take impact, even when the legal guidelines are in dispute, as a result of in Kentucky, “a statute carries with it the presumption of constitutionality.”

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