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November 8, 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 people of Kentucky have spoken, and their answer is no – no to extremist politicians banning abortion and making private medical decisions on their behalf.

We fought a long and hard campaign to inform Kentuckians of what Amendment 2 would mean for the commonwealth, and we succeeded. Alongside our partners in Protect Kentucky Access, we turned out the majority of Kentuckians who support abortion rights by canvassing neighborhoods, text banking, phone banking, taking the message to our social media networks, and talking to our friends and neighbors.

“This is a victory for bodily autonomy and the right of all Kentuckians to make the best decisions for themselves, but the fight is not over,” said Amber Duke, interim executive director for the ACLU of Kentucky. “We will now continue our fight in state court to restore abortion access in the commonwealth.”

The ACLU of Kentucky and its co-counsel will argue before the Supreme Court of Kentucky on Tuesday, November 15, in our challenge to two extreme abortion bans that have entirely blocked access to care. We are seeking a temporary injunction to allow our client, EMW Women’s Surgical Center, and Planned Parenthood to resume abortion services as our case plays out in court. Read more about this case at