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Abortion: judge strikes down Kentucky restriction but governor to appeal

Abortion: judge strikes down Kentucky restriction but governor to appeal

Judge strikes down Kentucky abortion bill

After a federal judge struck down a Kentucky abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end  pregnancies, the state’s anti-abortion Republican governor immediately  vowed to appeal.

The US district judge Joseph H McKinley Jr ruled on Friday that the  2018 law would create a “substantial obstacle” to a woman’s right to an  abortion, violating constitutionally protected privacy rights.

Kentucky’s only abortion clinic challenged the law immediately after  it was signed by Governor Matt Bevin. A consent order suspended its  enforcement pending the decision.

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