A federal judge has signed an order to keep Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic open until a lawsuit stopping the closure is resolved.
FUCK YA!!! This is a bit of good news bubbling up from a swamp of deplorables.
The Bluegrass State’s Governor, Matt Bevin, is the douchebag riding his anti-choice horse; attempting to shut down EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. His administration ordered the clinic to stop providing abortions starting April 3rd, claiming that it lacks proper licensing papers and hospital agreements for patient care in the event of a medical emergency. This “claim” for hospital agreements is just another T.R.A.P law – or – Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, which are unnecessary restrictions designed to make it impossible for abortion clinics to stay open. Lawmakers say it’s for the “health of the woman,” when it’s just a sneaky way of overturning Roe vs. Wade without actually overturning it.
The EMW Women’s Surgical Center decided to fight back and sued the state seeking an injunction against Bevin’s “blatantly unconstitutional” move. Brigitte Amiri, an ACLU attorney, applauded U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers for signing the order and said that doctors “shouldn’t have to go to court to ensure they can provide care.”
Friendly reminder: THIS IS THE ONLY ABORTION CLINIC LEFT IN KENTUCKY! This is a HUGE deal. If it closes, the state will have ZERO abortion providers and it “will have a devastating impact on Kentucky women” who will have no other options for abortion care.
Lady Parts Justice League is fighting back against anti-choice douchebags and touring around the country this summer on the first ever Vagical Mystery Tour! For eight straight weeks, starting in June, LPJL will travel to 15 states where there are terrifying laws restricting abortion access. There will be live LPJL comedy shows, activist workshops, and a whole lot of lovin’ doled out on independent abortion clinics. The last stop on the tour is in Louisville, where LPJL will support EMW Women’s Surgical Center in any way possible to fight Matt Bevin and his abortion derby!
You can help too by donating any spare change you have to the Vagical Mystery Tour! Let’s do this!! Giddy-up!