Kentucky abortion battle shifts to second-trimester ban

0
218
A female symbol with a "Scales of Justice"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The next round in Kentucky’s legal fight over abortion features the same combatants, but they’ll be arguing over a different issue – a second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.

Lawyers for Kentucky’s only abortion clinic will argue in federal court next week that a new state law amounts to an unconstitutional ban on the “safest and most common method” of second-trimester abortions.

- Advertisement -

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration sees the law as a proper restriction on “a particularly gruesome form of abortion.”

Bevin signed the measure in April and it went into effect immediately.

That spurred a legal challenge from the state’s only remaining abortion clinic, EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. Within days, a federal judge suspended its enforcement pending the outcome of a trial that begins Tuesday in Louisville.

Previous articleKim's wooing of investors and slow-walk on nukes bares rift
Next articleAP NewsBreak: Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book
mm
Meteorologist Justin Roth weather forecasts can be seen weekend evenings on ABC 36 at 6:30 PM at 11 PM. Justin will also forecast the weather at 10 PM (MyKY 36.2) three days a week. Justin comes to WTVQ from the NBC affiliate in Casper, WY and interned in Knoxville, TN all where he gained the understandings of forecasting mountainous terrains and rapidly changing environments. His forecasts are for YOUR day and making YOUR life just a bit easier. Justin was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from Western Illinois University with Minors in Broadcasting and Mathematics. His interest in weather began at a young age when his parents gave him a book, ‘First Field Guide To Weather’ for his Birthday, ever since then weather has been a passion of his from forecasting to chasing tornadoes. When not forecasting the weather, Justin enjoys exploring new places and anything outdoors. He’s a self-proclaimed history buff and loves rooting for favorite sport teams, The St. Louis Cardinals and Blues. Please feel free to share any outdoor picture you’d like to share with him send them his way at JRoth@wtvq.com And be sure to follow him: Twitter - @JustinRothWx Instagram - @JustinRothWx