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Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services files suit against Planned Parenthood
STATE’S LARGEST AND OLDEST RIGHT TO LIFE ORGANIZATION REACTS TO GOVERNOR BEVIN’S LAWSUIT AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD
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Louisville, KY, February 19, 2016 – Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) in Jefferson District Court yesterday claiming the PPINK abortion facility in Louisville performed 23 illegal abortions without a license, and without having the prerequisite hospital and ambulance transfer agreements in place.
“We are grateful to Governor Bevin and his administration for holding abortion providers in the commonwealth to established legal and medical standards. If Planned Parenthood in Louisville was performing illegal abortions without a license and subjecting women to grave risks by not having the hospital and ambulance transfer agreements, they should be held accountable.” said Margie Montgomery, Executive Director of Kentucky Right to Life Association.
Kentucky prohibits any person or entity from performing an abortion without a license to operate a healthcare facility. According to the complaint, no license has been granted to PPINK.
“It appears to us that there was a rush to begin taking the lives of unborn children before the new administration was in place. Why else would the prior administration’s OIG allow Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in Louisville to start performing abortions without an official license, or the required transfer agreements with local hospitals and ambulatory care. Officials in the prior administration entrusted with protecting the public health appear to have shirked their grave responsibilities when dealing with women’s health and innocent human lives” added Michael Janocik, Legislative Agent for Kentucky Right to Life.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Margie Montgomery at 502-895-5959 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.