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Kentucky's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

98 percent of Kentucky counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

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.


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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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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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Kentucky restricts post-viability abortion.
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