Commonwealth Policy Center

Planned Parenthood is back in business in Kentucky. It recently opened its facility in Louisville and is now offering abortions. Gov. Andy Beshear gave the green light to the nation’s biggest abortion provider access to Kentucky—even though the group was previously operating in violation of state law. Planned Parenthood tried to open in 2015 but they didn’t have an ambulatory service agreement with a local hospital so they were denied a license. They also illegally performed 23 abortions in 2016 and then were taken to court. Planned Parenthood has been embattled with several controversies in recent years including the procuring of baby body parts for sale, covering up sexual abuse of minors, and misuse of taxpayer dollars. The group may be doing business in Kentucky but it operates under a cloud of suspicion.