The bill had received support from members of both political parties and was passed overwhelmingly by votes of 76-18 in the state house and 32-4 in the state senate.
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A federal district judge had ruled Nov. 25 that Beshear’s order could not apply to private religious schools because it infringed on their First Amendment rights.
The law was rooted in the state’s interest in protecting public health, the judges said, noting that “we cannot say that laws requiring abortion facilities to have transfer and transport agreements with a local hospital are not reasonably related to a legitimate government end.”
Tabernacle Baptist Church in Nicholasville had objected to the governor’s limits and sought to provide in-person religious services.
The attorney general has asked Kentucky’s Acting Secretary of Health and Family Services Eric Friedlander to certify that abortion providers are not essential under the governor's executive order barring non-essential medical procedures.
Pro-life measures in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana gain political traction, but face obstacles in the courts
Two legislature-passed pro-life bills are expected to be signed by the governor.
Eyewitnesses say the Saturday evening incident was led by Nathan Phillips, a tribal leader who was at the center of a confrontation with Catholic high school students after the March for Life that went viral on social media.
The Kentucky county clerk was freed Sept. 8, but she could face further sanctions if she continues to follow her conscience by declining to issue marriage certificates to same-sex couples.