Judge Halts Kentucky Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban by Susan Berry for Breitbart
GNN Note – If it were an elephant liberals would be protesting, screaming at the top of their lungs and demanding the government intervene. You know I’m right.
A federal judge temporarily blocked Kentucky’s new law banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected – usually six or seven weeks into a pregnancy.
Hours after Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, signed the bill into law Friday, the ACLU filed a legal challenge and Judge David J. Hale of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky issued a temporary restraining order to block enforcement of the law.
BREAKING: A Judge has granted our request for immediate, emergency relief, temporarily blocking 6-week abortion ban #SB9 from being enforced https://t.co/NeaL1avlqc #SB9 #kyga19 #stopthebans pic.twitter.com/NFjkijfQaE
— ACLU of Kentucky (@ACLUofKY) March 16, 2019
“This onslaught of bans on abortion that fly in the face of Roe v. Wade are designed specifically for the purposes of trying to get the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe,” said ACLU attorney Brigitte Amiri, according to the Associated Press (AP).
Bevin has signed into law a series of bills aimed at restricting abortion in his state. The ACLU has filed four lawsuits against pro-life legislation passed in the Bluegrass State – the most against any state with regard to abortion.
The Kentucky law would prohibit most abortions once the fetal heartbeat can be detected, except in a case in which the mother’s life is in danger.
According to the AP report, ACLU attorneys said the Kentucky heartbeat abortion law would block 90 percent of abortions in the state.
“If the six-week ban takes effect, the consequences will be devastating,” Amiri said.