Abortion banned in Kentucky following Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling

Abortion is now illegal in Kentucky.
Abortion is now illegal in Kentucky.(Gray DC)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 12:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 2:55 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (WXIX) -Abortion is now illegal in the state of Kentucky following the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling Friday.

According to HB148, the bill was signed into law in 2019 by then-Governor Matt Bevin making abortion completely illegal if the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade.

This law known as the “trigger law,” went into effect immediately on Friday.

It states that no one is allowed to administer to, prescribe for, procure for, or sell to any pregnant woman any medicine, drug, or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.

The law goes on to read that no one shall use or employ any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant woman with the intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.

The only exemption is if it prevents the death or permanent injury of the woman.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued an advisory that provides an overview of the effect and scope of the the Human Life Protection Act.

To read the advisory, click here.

According to our sister station in Lexington WKYT, Kentucky is one of 13 states to pass the law.

The ACLU of Kentucky announced right after the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that they plan on suing the state, arguing that “the Kentucky Constitution allows for the legal right to access abortion.”

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