Planned Parenthood rally in Louisville proclaims 'lack of access' for Kentucky women
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky held a rally Monday night at Fourth Street Live! to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas' abortion law.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky held a rally Monday night at Fourth Street Live! to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that struck down Texas' abortion law.
But the group also wants to bring attention to what it calls a "lack of access" in Kentucky.
Abortions have been halted at the Planned Parenthood on 7th Street in Louisville and the EMW Women's Clinic in Lexington due to pending lawsuits.
Gov. Matt Bevin filed suits claiming the clinics weren't properly licensed.
Right now, Kentucky only has one licensed abortion clinic in the state, the EMW clinic in Louisville.
"These laws are harmful to women," said Tamarra Wieder with Planned Parenthood of Kentucky and Indiana. "They do nothing to protect women ... We need to be providing healthcare and give access to everybody within the state."
Meantime, Indiana Senator Dan Coats issued a statement saying he was extremely troubled by Monday's Supreme Court ruling.
"This Texas state law requires abortion clinics to comply with the same standards as other medical facilities. It is a reasonable requirement that is necessary to ensure the health and safety of women and their children."
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