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Josh James / WUKY

An energized overflow crowd packed into the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort Wednesday for the Kentucky Right to Life Association's annual rally.

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Gov. Matt Bevin has accused Attorney General Andy Beshear of backpedaling on his promise to defend a new abortion law passed this month by the Republican-led General Assembly.

Josh James / WUKY

Seven new laws – ranging from new abortion restrictions to labor union changes – go into effect in Kentucky this week, but one is already running into a legal challenge.

Governor Could Sign First Batch Of 2017 Bills Saturday

Jan 6, 2017
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Kentucky Republicans have stayed on a fast-break pace of advancing many of their priorities.

Josh James / WUKY

While the snow fell in Kentucky Thursday, there was a flurry of debate inside the state House and Senate as Republicans leveraged their supermajorities to pass their first bills – among them a 20-week abortion ban, "right-to-work" legislation, and new medical review panels.

Josh James / WUKY

Republicans flexed their new legislative muscle Wednesday, sending long-sought-after bills blocked in past sessions by Democratic House majorities out of committee and onto the larger chambers.

Josh James / WUKY

The sponsor of a 2016 Kentucky bill that shares some provisions with a recently gutted Texas abortion law says he intends to reintroduce some form of the bill again during next year’s legislative session.

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Senate lawmakers moved forward with new legislation laying out new medical standards for abortion clinics Thursday despite an ongoing Supreme Court review of similar provisions in a Texas bill.

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Laws placing added restrictions on abortion providers go under the microscope Wednesday at the U.S. Supreme Court. And while the high court is hearing oral arguments on the Texas-based Whole Woman's Health vs. Hellerstedt case, the outcome could have implications for the Kentucky General Assembly – where anti-abortion advocates are enjoying new momentum.

Josh James / WUKY

Public protests of Gov. Matt Bevin's lawsuit against Planned Parenthood and Republicans' recent victories advancing abortion legislation in the General Assembly have taken the form of hashtags and Facebook posts, but Tuesday reproductive rights advocates brought their voices to Frankfort.

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