Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Abortion Ultrasound Law
Law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, will go into effect shortly
MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A Kentucky law requiring physicians to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions was upheld Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The law was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Kentucky's only remaining abortion clinic, the Associated Press reported.
The law was upheld by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati, but a court in Richmond, Virginia, struck down a similar measure in North Carolina.
Enforcement of the law had been on hold until the legal challenge was settled but will begin shortly, according to Steve Pitt, general counsel to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, the AP reported.