In a 2-1 ruling, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 1998 Kentucky law on Friday requiring abortionists to have written arrangements with hospitals and ambulance services before killing babies.
A baby-killing clinic in Kentucky challenged the law in 2017 after the state found the clinic lacked proper arrangements to care for women as required under the law.
The decision reversed a lower court ruling that claimed the law would leave Kentuckian women desirous of abortions without a clinic and violated constitutionally-protected rights to due process, the Associated Press reported. But the court ruled on Friday that the lower court erred in its conclusion that the clinic would be forced to shut down. The ruling notes the Kentuckian law allows abortion clinics to apply for a 90-day waiver and continue to operate. (Read more from “Federal Court Upholds Kentucky Law on Abortion” HERE)