FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2022
Contact: Mary Owens, [email protected]
Kentucky Supreme Court Will Hear Oral Arguments in November
Washington, D.C. – The Kentucky Supreme Court announced today that the state’s Human Life Protection Act will remain in effect during ongoing litigation. Oral arguments will be heard on November 15, 2022. The pro-life law protects unborn children throughout pregnancy, with an exception to protect the mother’s life if she suffers from a life-threatening medical condition.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America responded in a statement:
“Time after time, Kentuckians and their legislature have backed life-saving protections for unborn children and their mothers from the violence of abortion – even at times overruling pro-abortion Governor Beshear to do so. The Kentucky Supreme Court showed restraint with regard to their will, clearly expressed through the democratic process,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America. “We thank Attorney General Daniel Cameron for continually fighting for the unborn and their mothers in Kentucky and never backing down. In this new Dobbs era, the right of the people and their elected representatives to enact life-affirming policies must be respected. We look forward to oral arguments and to the lives that will be spared while this case proceeds.”
Since the Dobbs decision, at least a dozen states have taken action to protect life. SBA Pro-Life America is tracking life-saving laws in the states and the estimated number of abortions impacted.
A Charlotte Lozier Institute legal and medical analysis shows that all 23 states with strong pro-life laws currently on the books allow necessary and timely medical treatment for miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and other procedures necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.