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Louisville-based abortion provider sues Ky. officials over pro-life ultrasound law


Louisville-based abortion provider sues Ky. officials over pro-life ultrasound law
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(WDRB) -- Kentucky's only abortion center, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has filed a federal lawsuit against several Kentucky officials over new legislation that would require women to view an ultrasound before getting an abortion.In a rare weekend session of the General Assembly, the newly elected Republican legislature passed the bill, known as H.B. 2, which was promptly signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin. The legislation went into effect on Monday.But also on Monday, the EMW Women's Surgical Center, along with doctors Ernest Marshall, M.D., Ashlee Bergin, M.D., and Tanya Franklin, M.D., filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.Secretary of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services Vickie Yates Brown Glisson, and Michael Glisson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

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