Governor Andy Beshear comments on trigger law temporarily blocked by Kentucky judge

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky judge has temporarily blocked the “trigger law” that went into effect June 24 that bans most abortions across the Commonwealth.

The move pauses Kentucky’s near-total ban on the procedure that was triggered by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The law went into effect after the nation’s highest court ruled to end a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear shared the following remarks on the trigger law during his Team Kentucky Update:

“The trigger law in Kentucky is extremist and any part of our delegation that agrees… I hope they speak up too. Again, what’s in the very least let’s all agree that a victim of rape or incest deserves options.”

The Kentucky judge’s ruling to put a temporary restraining order on the state’s trigger law reflects the battles being waged in courthouses across the country over whether pregnancies may be legally ended.