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Updated October 19, 2020

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This news is now broadly announced on many websites. has a summary of the Ruling:

Because of the ruling, Planned Parenthood and EMW, the only two abortion facilities in the state, will have to either enter agreements with local hospitals, apply for waivers or close.

KRLA thanks Attorney General Daniel Cameron for his role in achieving this breakthrough.

A GOOD surprise for pro-lifers was announced late yesterday (10-16-20): The Sixth Circuit Appeals Court upheld Kentucky’s Transfer Agreement Law! An excerpt from the Courier-Journal story follows.

A federal appeals panel has upheld a controversial Kentucky abortion law that opponents argued officials had used to try to close down the commonwealth's only abortion clinic and prevent another from opening.

In a 2-1 vote, the panel for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Kentucky may require abortion clinics to obtain signed agreements with hospitals and ambulance services to transport and admit patients in an emergency.

In doing so, the panel struck down the 2018 decision by U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers that such rules were unnecessary and posed an undue burden on women seeking abortions. Stivers' ruling followed a legal challenge by EWM Women's Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

The decision comes more than a year after the case was argued before the 6th Circuit panel in Cincinnati.

Read more. The Court opinion may be read here.

Despite Planned Parenthood not having a Transfer Agreement and the case being actively litigated, Gov. Beshear issued it a license to perform abortions earlier this year. Judge Stivers had permitted the EMW to remain open, since at the time it was Ky's only abortion clinic. Though both entities had tried to obtain a Transfer Agreement with a Louisville hospital, neither had been able to.

Stay tuned as we update this very significant and exciting news!


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Marilyn watkins

Dear Jesus. Thank you so much for this positive news!!

Marilyn watkins

Diana Maldonado

I’m so happy about this ruling! A huge victory for Life in Kentucky. Very thankful for President Trump and for his good appointments to the Judiciary.

Diana Maldonado

Mrs. John Pullen

Thank You Jesus for this victory, may it save aborted women's lives. We implore you, continue this protection if further suites are filed.

Mrs. John Pullen

Peggy Boone Louisville Right to Life board member

Great news! Thanks to the judges for this ruling. It should help to save lives. Thanks to God for this victory!

Peggy Boone Louisville Right to Life board member

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