Commonwealth Policy Center

The lawsuit filed by the ACLU to overturn Kentucky’s abortion restrictions has been dropped. The woman who identified as Jane Doe and brought the class action lawsuit has dropped her suit after it appears she suffered a miscarriage. As Attorney General Daniel Cameron has clarified, Kentucky’s abortion ban does not apply in cases of miscarriage. The death of an unborn child is a tragedy and something to be grieved. Interestingly, since the woman no longer is with child, she is no longer eligible to bring suit to overturn Kentucky’s abortion law. The irony is that the court implicitly requires an unborn child to be present in order for the abortion law to be considered. And this is a terrible irony that should not be lost on us.