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Kentucky

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Rand Paul: Women's Rights Will Destroy Civilization

Check out Sen. Rand Paul's absurd claims about "personhood" legislation, which would ban abortion and could outlaw common forms of birth control.

Grade

Kentucky's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

98 percent of Kentucky counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Steve Beshear (D) is mixed-choice.

Legislature

  • The Kentucky House is anti-choice.
  • The Kentucky Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Kentucky has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Kentucky has a partially unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Kentucky prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Kentucky restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
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Other Anti-Choice Law

Kentucky law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Kentucky prohibits the use of all public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Kentucky allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Kentucky restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Kentucky law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Kentucky subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Kentucky restricts post-viability abortion.
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