abortion

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.

AP

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.

AP

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.

AP

The sponsor of a bill requiring men to attend to two face-to-face consultations with a doctor before receiving erectile dysfunction drugs says she’s heard from thousands of supporters across the country since House Bill 396 captured the attention of national media outlets.

AP

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman.

Josh James / WUKY

Several pieces of lightning rod legislation cleared hurdles late Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last heavily scheduled day this week.

Associated Press

It was quick, albeit unorthodox, when Kentucky's governor signed into law an abortion bill as soon as a delegation of lawmakers presented it to him.

Josh James / WUKY

In a session so far dominated by discussions about pensions and getting the state's fiscal house in order, the first bill destined for Gov. Matt Bevin's inbox deals with abortion.

LRC Public Information

For the first time in a dozen years, legislation championed by pro-life activists appears on track to become law in the commonwealth as a long sought after informed consent bill cleared the House of Representatives in amended form.

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