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Opponents of abortion rights in KY applaud ruling to enforce ban on abortions after 15 weeks


Abortion rights opponents in Kentucky are feeling hopeful. Last week a district judge lifted an injunction on part of House Bill 3. This allows the state’s ban on abortion procedures after 15 weeks of pregnancy to be enforced.

Addia Wuchner is the executive director of Kentucky Right to Life. She said while this is a win, the fight is not over, and Kentuckians need to vote on the constitutional amendment in November.

“And reflect their values, the same values they have sent lawmakers to Frankfort time and time again to do so. In voting for the constitution amendment, they would affirm there is no right to abortion or the funding thereof in our Kentucky Constitution,” Wuchner explained.

She said she is encouraged by recent action from judges across the country and in Kentucky.

“And anticipating that just laws will stand and that we will not have judges making laws from the bench. That’s the issue we’ve been dealing with for the last 49 years that have torn this country apart.”

Rebecca Gibron is the CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, and Kentucky. She told WEKU News she believes Kentucky is heading for a public health crisis because of these bans on abortion.

Stan Ingold is WEKU's News Director. He has worked in public broadcasting for 18 years, starting at Morehead State Public Radio before spending the past 10 years at Alabama Public Radio. Stan has been honored with numerous journalism awards for his public radio reporting.
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