FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 28, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today took another step in his fight to protect unborn life by filing an appeal in the Kentucky Court of Appeals to have the Kentucky Human Life Protection Act and the Heartbeat Law reinstated in the Commonwealth. The Attorney General’s filing appeals a ruling by a Louisville judge that temporarily halted the laws last week. The Attorney General also asks that his appeal be transferred to the Supreme Court of Kentucky for immediate resolution. Read more.
UPDATE | 7-18-22
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today continued his defense of Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law. The Attorney General asked a Jefferson Circuit Court Judge to deny a request by Kentucky’s two abortion facilities for a temporary injunction that would extend a previous order preventing enforcement of the laws against the facilities. The abortion providers claim that the laws violate a never-before-recognized state constitutional right to abortion. Read more.
UPDATE | 7-6-22
On Tuesday evening, the Ky Supreme Court denied the Emergency Motion to lift Judge Perry's injunction. We are disappointed but pressing forward. Watch for further updates.
UPDATE | 7-4-22
Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed an Appeal with the Kentucky Supreme Court. Read more. Watch for further updates.
UPDATE | 7-2-22
Judge Glenn Acree, Kentucky Court of Appeals, rejected Attorney General Daniel Cameron's appeal Saturday, July 2. Watch for further updates.
Following Judge Perry's TRO of the Ky Human Life Protection Act on June 30, Attorney General Daniel Cameron swiftly responded with a statement and an Emergency Motion filed with the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
His statement reads, in part:
“In the wake of an historic victory for life at the nation’s highest court, today, one judge in Kentucky has, without basis in the Kentucky Constitution, allowed two clinics to resume abortions. We cannot let the same mistake that happened in Roe v. Wade, nearly 50 years ago, to be made again in Kentucky. We will be seeking relief from this order..."
The Motion asks the Appeals Court to enter a temporary order setting aside the restraining order entered by Jefferson Circuit Court's Judge Perry.
It states: It is black letter law in Kentucky that “non-enforcement of a duly-enacted statute constitutes irreparable harm to the public and the government."
Thank you, General Cameron!