While we continue to be grateful for the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and once again allow states to protect the lives of preborn children, the state-by-state battle is now critically important.
Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act, prohibiting nearly all abortions, went into immediate effect on June 24 when Roe was overturned. But in an appalling act of judicial activism, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry has issued a temporary restraining order halting Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and allowing Kentucky’s two abortion mills to resume killing unborn children.
Attorney General Daniel Cameron immediately asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to reinstate the law while the case is ongoing, but the Commonwealth’s highest court denied Cameron’s request. It is appalling that the Kentucky Supreme Court is allowing a single judge to continue to block Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law.
The direct result of the Kentucky Supreme Court’s inaction is that unborn babies will continue to be killed in Kentucky by the abortion industry in violation of the law. This is simply unacceptable.
This is also crystal-clear reminder why Kentuckians must ensure that this state-level judicial activism is ended and can never happen again with the pro-life “Yes for Life” Constitutional Amendment on November 8.
The Family Foundation is a founding member of the “Yes for Life” Alliance. Kentuckians can learn more about the “Yes for Life” Constitutional Amendment at www.yesforlifeky.com/.