In only half a month the news has challenged our optimism. I noted we have only one abortuary in our last e-letter. Now, we see potentially two on the horizon. Read this C-J article.
In brief, EMW and Planned Parenthood have joined forces to fight the Kentucky statute requiring a 'transfer agreement' with a hospital "because it imposes medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion facilities with the purpose of shuttering all abortion facilities in the commonwealth." This safety requirement was established in 1998 in the event of a botched abortion. We lobbied for it with your help!
Louisville's PP moved to a new location in late 2015 where it began offering abortions before the state prevented them since they did not obey Kentucky's safety standards. PP has massive legal resources through its national affiliation, so we view their joining the EMW suit as extremely helpful to EMW. Nevertheless, all our prolife work will help to save lives, if we continue to work. And we have not seen the end of this matter! Please pray.
The below table shows abortion laws by state. Click on the image to see the webpage with the information. The black triangle means that the law prohibiting partial-birth abortion (that we lobbied for with your help) was permanently enjoined; it is no longer in effect. Kentucky passed a "Pain Capable" law this Spring 2017 prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks. Our current administration is doing its best to ensure our laws are enforced.