FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a request for emergency relief at the Court of Appeals on Thursday, asking for the reinstatement of Kentucky’s trigger abortion ban and heartbeat law after a Jefferson circuit court judge blocked the laws earlier in the day.
Judge Mitch Perry’s temporary restraining order allowed Kentucky’s two abortion providers, EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood in Louisville, to resume providing abortions Thursday after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and the state’s trigger law forced their closure last week.
“Every day that goes by that the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law are prevented from taking effect, more unborn lives will be lost,” said Cameron in a press release. “These laws represent Kentucky’s values and its support for life. We’re moving quickly to defend this important law and to have it restored.”
In the writ of mandamus and prohibition, Cameron argued that “there is no conceivable basis for restraining enforcement of these two abortion laws” and urged the Court of Appeals to swiftly reinstate both the heartbeat law and the Human Life Protection Act.
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Source: Baptist Press