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CPC Statement on Louisville Judge Halting Kentucky Abortion Ban
Date: June 30, 2022
Contact: Richard Nelson – richard@commonwealthpolicy.org

(Frankfort, KY) – The Commonwealth Policy Center is disappointed that a Louisville Judge blocked Kentucky’s Trigger Law today. The law made abortion a felony upon Roe v Wade being overturned. “This is a last-ditch attempt by the ACLU to preserve an egregious wrong that has led to the tragic loss of innocent unborn life in the Commonwealth,” said Richard Nelson, CPC’s executive director. 

The ACLU argued that Kentucky’s abortion ban violates the rights of privacy and bodily autonomy. “But what about the body of the unborn child? And what about the rights of that child? ” Nelson asked. “This kind of judicial activism by a state judge is precisely why Kentucky needs to pass the constitutional amendment that says abortion is not a protected right.” 

The Yes for Life Amendment #2 says that abortion is not a protected right under the Kentucky Constitiution and that public tax dollars cannot be used for abortion. The amendment will be on the ballot this November 8.

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