LEXINGTON, KY – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has just overruled Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry’s temporary injunction, thus reinstating the enforcement of Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law during trial.
The order can be read here.
Statement from David Walls, Executive Director of The Family Foundation:
“This is a huge victory for unborn babies in Kentucky and for the rule of law. I am grateful that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has overruled the judicial activism of Judge Perry, allowing the enforcement, once again, of Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law. I am also grateful for the continued pro-life leadership of Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his team.
“Judge Perry’s suggestion that the Kentucky Constitution somehow secretly contains a right to terminate the life and stop the beating heart of an unborn human being, despite Kentucky’s clear 150-year pro-life history, is absolutely absurd. This is a crystal-clear reminder why Kentuckians must ensure that state-level judicial activism can never happen again by passing the “Yes for Life” Constitutional Amendment on November 8,” Walls concluded.
In an appalling act of judicial activism on July 22, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Mitch Perry issued an temporary injunction allowing Kentucky’s abortion mills to continue profiting off “the termination of the life of an unborn human being.” The judge issued a temporary injunction against enforcement of Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act that had gone into effect after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe on June 24, and Kentucky’s Heartbeat Law. The Human Life Protection Act, also known as the conditional “trigger” abortion ban, prohibits abortions in the Commonwealth unless the procedure is necessary to protect the life of the mother.
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/.
The Family Foundation is the leading Christian public policy organization in Kentucky and stands for Kentucky families and the Biblical values that make them strong. Learn more at kentuckyfamily.org.