FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 30, 2022) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron today asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals to stay a Jefferson Circuit Court decision halting Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law.
The Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition, filed today by Attorney General Cameron, responds to a temporary restraining order issued against the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law this morning by a Circuit Court Judge. The order allow abortions at EMW and Planned Parenthood to resume while the constitutionality of the law is litigated.
“Every day that goes by that the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law are prevented from taking effect, more unborn lives will be lost,” said Attorney General Cameron. “These laws represent Kentucky’s values and its support for life. We’re moving quickly to defend this important law and to have it restored.”
In his request for emergency relief, Attorney General Cameron impresses upon the Court of Appeals the urgency in reinstating the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law writing, “Once an abortion has been performed, the life of that unborn child is over. No court order can bring that child back to life. To be sure, there are instances in which timing matters for an expectant mother who requires an abortion because her life is in danger. And the General Assembly has protected that expectant mother in such circumstances.”
To view the Attorney General’s filings, click here and here.