The Kentucky Supreme Court denied a motion by the Republican Attorney General for the Commonwealth this week to reinstate an abortion ban after a lower court earlier blocked its implementation, according to a report.
The Lexington Herald leader said Chief Justice John Minton denied the request Attorney General Daniel Cameron late Monday, with Minton noting that his order “expresses no opinion on the essential questions of this matter”.
Kentucky’s Trigger Act — like a handful of others across the country — went into effect June 24 when the US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade, whose 1973 decision guaranteed a woman’s right to a nationwide abortion.
The Act banned abortion in the Commonwealth except to save the mother’s life or prevent disability.
But two abortion providers, Planned Parenthood and the EMW Women’s Surgical Center, sued to obtain a restraining order, the report said.
Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry granted the motion and blocked the trigger bill from going into effect.
Cameron then asked the Kentucky Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate Perry’s restraining order, saying it would cause “irreparable harm” to the state.
The appeals court denied his request over the weekend, leaving Cameron to ask the Kentucky Supreme Court to intervene.
“We have now asked all three levels of the Kentucky judiciary to enact these laws,” Cameron said on Twitter on Tuesday. “Not a single judge at any level has ruled these laws unconstitutional, but unfortunately we are still barred from enforcing them.
“We will not be deterred from defending these important laws and our team will make strong arguments tomorrow [Wednesday] in Jefferson Circuit Court to restore the statutes,” the AG added.
https://nypost.com/2022/07/06/kentucky-high-court-blocks-daniel-camerons-bid-for-abortion-ban/ The Kentucky Supreme Court blocks Daniel Cameron’s motion to ban abortion