The Supreme Court allows Kentucky’s ultrasound law to take effect

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for

The law had previously been upheld by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Following the 6th Circuit’s decision, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court. The law’s implementation was blocked pending the Court’s decision. Now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal, the law will go into effect.  

This week marked another win for the pro-life movement as the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Kentucky abortion law. The law, which was passed by Kentucky’s General Assembly and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin in 2017, requires doctors to display and describe ultrasound images and, when possible, to play audio of the fetal heartbeat for women seeking abortions ahead of the procedure.