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US Supreme Court Accepts Attempt to Revive Kentucky Abortion Law Defense

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an offer from a Kentucky GOP attorney general to defend restrictive state law, which was overturned by lower courts, and which abortion rights advocates said would effectively ban the procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked judges to allow him to intervene in defense of the GOP -backed law after Democratic Governor Andy Beshear’s administration dropped the case.

The Supreme Court is required to decide only this limited issue, not whether the law violates the Supreme Court precedent that a woman has the right to have an abortion. Abortion opponents hope the Supreme Court, which has a conservative 6-3 majority, will limit the right to an abortion.


29 March 2021


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