Judge drops Kentucky suit against Planned Parenthood
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A judge in Louisville has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration seeking to fine Planned Parenthood for performing abortions at its Louisville facility.
Jefferson Circuit Judge Mitch Perry ruled on Thursday that Planned Parenthood had been given approval to perform abortions at its new facility from state regulators under Kentucky’s former governor.
WDRB-TV reports Perry ruled the facility was not violating any laws.
The lawsuit was filed in February by the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services. It accused Planned Parenthood of illegally performing 23 abortions in December and January. It sought nearly $700,000 in fines from Planned Parenthood.
The state could appeal the ruling. A spokeswoman for Bevin’s office did not reply to a message seeking comment Friday.