Fifteen states have filed an amicus brief in support of the Bevin Administration’s defense of a Kentucky law ensuring that women considering an abortion are shown ultrasound images of the unborn child and can listen to the unborn child’s heartbeat. The Kentucky General Assembly passed the informed-consent law during the 2017 legislative session. The 15 states, which include Indiana, West Virginia, and Ohio, argue that Kentucky’s law is constitutional because states have a substantial interest in regulating whether a patient is fully informed about a medical procedure. The appeal regarding Kentucky’s ultrasound law is currently pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Fifteen States File Amicus Brief Supporting Kentucky’s Informed Consent Law
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