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Kentucky’s 15-Week Abortion Ban to Stay Blocked Under New Ruling

May 20, 2022, 5:30 PM

Kentucky’s new law banning abortions after 15 weeks and imposing administrative and reporting requirements on providers will remain blocked after a federal judge partially granted a preliminary injunction requested by the state’s two abortion providers.

Providers can’t comply with certain aspects of H.B. 3—including those requiring certain patient details be reported to the state—until the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services creates the forms and programs referenced in the statute, the judge said. She blocked the state from enforcing the H.B. 3 requirements that hinge on as-yet-unwritten forms until those forms and programs are created, handing partial victories to ...