Lexington Abortion Clinic To Close, Leaving One Clinic Left In The State
A Lexington clinic that was among two facilities that performed abortions in Kentucky has announced yesterday that it will close. The Kentucky chapter of the National Organization for Women announced on its Facebook page that the EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington will close on Jan. 27.
The organization says the clinic was a "permanent casualty" of Governor Matt Bevin who has pushed for anti-abortion legislation. The clinic's closure leaves one abortion provider left in Kentucky — EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville. The Louisville facility's director, Anne Ahola, says she hopes the clinic continues to serve patients "without any complications." The Kentucky House and Senate have recently passed two anti-abortion bills since the General Assembly convened earlier this month.//The Lexington clinic was embroiled in a months-long legal fight to try to obtain a state license. The clinic says its landlord declined to renew the lease on property it occupied since 1989.