For Immediate Release: April 5, 2019
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
St. Louis, MO: Yesterday, the pro-life movement received a great victory from a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel, with Judge John K. Bush (a Trump appointee) writing for the majority, ruled that Kentucky’s “House Bill 2” is constitutional. This 2017 law requires doctors to perform an ultrasound with a fetal heartbeat and describe it in detail before a woman has an abortion.
“This is a huge win for unborn life,” said Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles. “Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been a fantastic advocate for the lives of innocent American babies, and we are grateful for his administration’s work to secure this law and see it through legal challenge.
“This is also a big win for the new breed of constitutionalist judges that President Trump is appointing to federal courts. The pro-abortion argument in this case was that such a law violated the doctor’s right to free speech. That is, of course, absurd, as Judge Bush noted in his majority opinion. This is a great day for Kentucky, the pro-life movement, and for untold numbers of innocent babies.”