The Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade in June left many puzzled about what this verdict meant for the United States. Every state, including Kentucky, was affected by this decision. State lawmakers will continue to create or change abortion laws according to the views of those who vote them into office.
What Does This Decision Mean?
In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that it was a constitutional right for women to have an elective abortion without requiring a health-endangerment diagnosis.
However, in June 2022, the Court revoked its original 1973 decision and stated it would be up to the people of each state to determine their abortion laws. Each region can now elect delegates to speak for them on this issue. The people may now make their thoughts and opinions on abortion known at the voting booths.
What Are Kentucky’s Current Abortion Restrictions?
Kentucky has banned abortion post-Roe, except for cases of life endangerment. If a woman’s health is in danger and termination of pregnancy is needed to save her life, the state will not deny her treatment or care.
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies will continue to be legally treated, as this can cause ill health effects to women.
What If I Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions about this verdict or want to understand what your options are, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to answer any questions you may have and assist you on your journey.
If you are considering traveling for an abortion, schedule an appointment with us today. We offer free, confidential appointments with no-cost pregnancy testing, which may qualify you for a free ultrasound. Both of these will assist you in understanding what options are available to you and if you might be experiencing any pregnancy complications.
We look forward to discussing any concerns you may have so you can make an informed decision that moves you forward!