ACLU Files Lawsuit Over Just Approved Abortion Related Measure

Apr 11, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to block a new Kentucky law putting more restrictions on abortions.

The law bans a second trimester abortion procedure known as "dilation and evacuation."

During legislative debates, the bill's supporters called the procedure "gruesome.” 

ACLU of Kentucky executive director Michael Aldridge says the law disregards a woman's private medical decisions "in favor of a narrow, ideological agenda." “By doing away and putting more restrictions and obstacles on it, this could effectually like close the EMW Clinic by banning this procedure,” said Aldridge. 

The EMW Clinic in Louisville is Kentucky’s only licensed abortion provider.