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Wed Sep 6, 2017, 07:27 AM

Kentucky trial could make state first in U.S. with no abortion clinic

Source: Reuters

#HEALTH NEWS SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 / 6:15 AM / AN HOUR AGO

Kentucky trial could make state first in U.S. with no abortion clinic

Chris Kenning
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(Reuters) - Kentucky’s “unapologetically pro-life” governor and the state’s last abortion clinic will square off on Wednesday in a federal courtroom in a case that could make it the first U.S. state without an abortion provider.

In a three-day trial, the state will argue before a U.S. District judge in Louisville that EMW Women’s Surgical Center does not have proper state-required agreements with a hospital and an ambulance service in case of medical emergencies.

The clinic, which earlier this year filed suit to stop the state from revoking its license, wants to overturn the regulations it says are unnecessary and create an unconstitutional barrier to abortion.

“In 37 years providing abortion, I’ve seen more than a dozen clinics close down in our state, and now ours is the last clinic standing in the entire state,” Ernest Marshall, a doctor and EMW clinic founder, said in a statement.

“The very right to access legal abortion in the state of Kentucky is on the line,” he added.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-kentucky-abortion/kentucky-trial-could-make-state-first-in-u-s-with-no-abortion-clinic-idUSKCN1BH17P

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Wed Sep 6, 2017, 08:41 AM

1. I'm so sick of men legislating my rights away.

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