The Kentucky Supreme Court this week denied a request from the state attorney general asking the court to remove a block on a law that would ban abortions under almost all circumstances.
The Human Life Protection Act, which bans abortions unless the person giving birth is at risk of injury or death, was set to come into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. However, a circuit court judge issued a temporary hold on the law and another that would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a request with the Kentucky Court of Appeals to stay that decision, but this was denied by both the appeals court on Saturday and the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. The circuit court is set to hold a hearing on a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of abortion providers in the state claiming that the law is unconstitutional.
"The [state] Supreme Court's decision to continue delaying enforcement of Kentucky's Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law is disappointing," Cameron said in a statement Tuesday, according to Fox News. "We will not be deterred in defending these important laws, and our team will make a strong case tomorrow in Jefferson Circuit Court to have the laws reinstated."
A spokesperson for the ACLU Kentucky said that "the Kentucky Supreme Court has now denied [Cameron's] second attempt to block an emergency order protecting Kentuckians' rights to privacy, bodily autonomy, and self-determination, as outlined in the state constitution."
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