Our celebration about the successful Appeal of the Bevin administration to uphold Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law— was short-lived.
The Courier-Journal reports:
A Kentucky abortion clinic is asking a federal appeals court to rehear an appeal in the case of a state law that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortion.
A divided panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that the 2017 law is constitutional, reversing a lower court judge.
Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union, representing EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, the state's only abortion provider, filed a petition Monday asking that the full appeals court hear the case. The petition cites a First Amendment issue of ‘exceptional importance.’
What a disappointment. Stay tuned. Stay strong.
UPDATE | 4/8/19 —A friend on Facebook has pointed out that the Ultrasound Law Appeal Victory is for humanity, morality and for those babies whose lives will be saved— not for a state administration. Good comment! For all who will be helped by this law, we are happy and relieved at this critically important turn of affairs. READ MORE.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of the Kentucky law that requires a doctor to show the patient her ultrasound prior to the abortion.
"Bevin’s office called it “a major pro-life legal victory” and said it was a historic day." Read more. Pray for more victories in the court system!
This Appeal’s result shows the importance of having conservative judges. Judge John K. Bush who previously was in private practice in Louisville, Ky., and was president of the local branch of the Federalist Society, wrote the decision. He was appointed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals by President Trump. He was joined by Judge Alan E. Norris, appointed by Ronald Reagan, for the 2-1 victory. Thus, we watch with extreme interest Sen. McConnell’s recent move to change the Senate parliamentary procedure that now limits confirmation debate on judicial and executive branch nominees to just two hours, down from the previous 30. Read more.