Commonwealth Policy Center

The Kentucky Supreme court upheld two important laws banning abortion. The heartbeat law banned abortions after six weeks. The Trigger Law reinstated a ban on abortion after Roe v Wade was overturned. EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood argued that the laws were unconstitutional but failed to persuade the Court. The case now goes back to Jefferson Circuit Court where a trial will be heard in light of the ruling. Planned Parenthood vowed to continue challenging the laws, so the fight to restore a culture of life still rages on. In practical terms, the ruling ensures that abortion centers are still outlawed in Kentucky, and unborn babies will have a chance to live.