Bevin attacks Louisville abortion clinic

The only abortion clinic left in Kentucky is in Louisville. It is within the influence of Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. Soon, women may not have access to an abortion clinic in the state of Kentucky because of some new requirements imposed by the Bevin administration.

​The administration argues that the abortion clinic did not have the proper documentation on ambulatory services in case an abortion goes wrong. The clinic did not seem to understand this sudden complaint, saying that they had an agreement and documentation on file for years.

​The Bevin Administration’s actions are just one of the numerous cases across the country of local and state governments using petty and obscure methods to try to shut down abortion clinics. 

The landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, which gives women the right to have an abortion has not been overturned. A later Supreme Court Case, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, adds that states cannot place an “undue burden” on a woman seeking an abortion. A woman having to travel to another state for an abortion is definitely an undue burden.

​Matt Bevin, who touts himself as a proud conservative, has a blatant disregard for our nation’s constitution and Supreme Court. This summer, he passed House Bill 128, which allows schools to teach Bible literacy classes. Bevin is an openly and proud Christian, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but failing to uphold one our nation’s founding principles of separation of church and state is unacceptable.

​Because of him and his administration, hundreds of Kentucky women could be heavily limited in their health care choices and many unsafe, “at-home” abortions could occur, some of which may kill the women who use them.

​The Louisville abortion clinic filed a lawsuit against the Bevin Administration’s complaint and the trials will start Wednesday.

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