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The Kentucky legislature has passed a bill banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, sending the measure to Gov. Matt Bevin to be signed into law.

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Kentucky's legal feud with abortion-rights defenders expanded on Thursday as the Republican-dominated legislature voted to ramp up the state's restrictions on the procedure.

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A controversial state lawmaker has filed a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion in Kentucky. The legislation is likely unconstitutional.

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Kentucky's Republican governor will appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks the state's law requiring doctors to conduct an ultrasound exam before an abortion and then try to show fetal images as well as play the fetal heartbeat to the pregnant woman. 

Federal Judge Blocks Kentucky Anti-Abortion Law

Sep 27, 2017
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A federal judge has blocked a Kentucky law requiring a doctor performing an abortion to conduct an ultrasound.

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Abortion opponents are challenging a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk in front of the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky. 

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The founder of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic said the facility is increasing security ahead of anti-abortion protests that will start Saturday.

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A buffer zone has been created to keep anti-abortion protesters away from the last-remaining abortion clinic in Kentucky.  


 U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers temporarily halted the shutdown of EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, ordering the state to allow the clinic to continue operating.

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  A federal court on Thursday heard testimony and arguments over a challenge to the state’s new ultrasound abortion requirement.