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November 14, 2022

People rallied for abortion access the day the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Louisville, KY, June 24, 2022. Credit: Samuel Crankshaw, ACLU of Kentucky Foundation.


The ACLU of Kentucky will argue before the Supreme Court of Kentucky in their case on behalf of EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood, challenging two abortion bans that have been in effect for more than three months. When a single appeals court judge allowed Attorney General Daniel Cameron to resume enforcement of the six-week and “trigger” bans, abortion immediately became illegal in the state, even in cases of rape and incest.

The arguments will take place one week after Kentucky voters strongly rejected Amendment 2, which would have allowed politicians to continue enforcing bans and pass even more extreme measures by taking away the right to abortion under the Kentucky Constitution.


ACLU of Kentucky
ACLU National
Planned Parenthood Federation of America 
Heather Gatnarek, staff attorney with the ACLU of Kentucky, will present arguments before the court.


Tuesday, November 15
10:00 AM ET


Kentucky Supreme Court
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 209
Frankfort, KY 40601
Livestream from KET here.

An overview of the case can be found here.

A copy of the lawsuit complaint can be found here.