FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron today filed a brief with the Kentucky Supreme Court defending the Human Life Protection Act and the Beatings Act. heart of Kentucky.
Her case argues that the Kentucky General Assembly has the ability to ban all abortions and that both of these laws should remain in effect.
“The Kentucky Constitution does not protect the right to abortion; this issue has clearly been given to the people’s representatives in the Kentucky General Assembly, and they have spoken on this issue,” Cameron said. “I urge the Court to reject the arguments of abortion centers that our Constitution protects an unwritten right to abortion and to uphold these important pro-life laws.”
Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act came into effect following the United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This law and the Heartbeat Act were challenged by two abortion facilities in the state, and a Louisville circuit judge granted the facilities’ request to halt enforcement.
In July, Attorney General Cameron appealed the decision in an attempt to restore the laws. The Kentucky Court of Appeals granted his request.
Today’s brief follows the Supreme Court’s decision to review the challenge to the two pro-life laws on an expedited basis. Oral arguments are scheduled for November 15.
The full file can be viewed here: