Legal Fight Could Make Kentucky Only State With No Abortion Clinic

The New York Times’s Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports, “As states across the nation enact increasingly aggressive restrictions on abortion, perhaps nowhere has the political climate shifted as much as here in Kentucky, where the E.M.W. Women’s Surgical Center, a squat tan brick building on Market Street, is the state’s sole abortion clinic.” Gov. Matt Bevin has threatened to close the clinic for a lack of licensing, but a judge issued an emergency order blocking the closing as part of an ongoing court battle. Stolberg writes that E.M.W. is guarded by volunteers in orange vests, who escort patients through protesters.

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