AG Cameron asks court of appeals to reinstate Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Attorney General Daniel Cameron asked the Kentucky Court of Appeals Thursday to stop a Jefferson Circuit Court decision halting Kentucky’s Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law.
The Writ of Mandamus and Prohibition, filed today by Cameron, responds to a temporary restraining order issued against the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law this morning by a circuit court judge, according to a release by the attorney general’s office. The release further stated the order allows 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 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 to reinstate the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law, Cameron wrote, “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.”