Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Steve Beshear (D) is mixed-choice.
- The Kentucky House is anti-choice.
- The Kentucky Senate is anti-choice.
Kentucky has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Kentucky has a partially unenforceable law that subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Kentucky prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Kentucky restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
Kentucky law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Public Facilities Restriction
Kentucky prohibits the use of all public facilities for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Kentucky allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Kentucky restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Kentucky law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Kentucky subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Kentucky restricts post-viability abortion.