Baptist Leaders Applaud Appeals Court Decision to Reinstate Kentucky Abortion Trigger Law

Baptist Leaders Applaud Appeals Court Decision to Reinstate Kentucky Abortion Trigger Law
Todd Gray, Kentucky Baptist Convention executive director-treasurer, speaks at a pro-life rally in Frankfort during the 2020 General Assembly. Gray and other pro-life Kentuckians are thankful for an appeals court ruling that halted abortions in the state. (Kentucky Today/Robin Cornetet)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders rejoiced over a Monday state appeals court decision that overruled an injunction against the state’s trigger abortion ban. The law had been blocked in court, allowing abortions to continue in Kentucky, since late June.

“I, like all Kentucky Baptists, am grateful that no abortions are taking place in Kentucky today and for the foreseeable future until the case is decided at the state Supreme Court,” said Todd Gray, executive director-treasurer of the KBC. “I am also grateful for Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his tireless efforts in defending Kentucky’s life-protecting laws put in place by our duly elected legislators.”

Harold Best, president of the KBC, echoed Gray, saying: “It is encouraging that the lives of the unborn are once again protected in Kentucky. Kentucky is by and large a pro-life state and I’m thankful that AG Cameron is a strong defender of the lives of the unborn, and also defends the laws of Kentucky.”

Monday’s ruling is the latest action in an ongoing legal battle over Kentucky’s trigger abortion ban, which immediately took effect when the Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade on June 24.

Kentucky’s two abortion providers challenged the ban in court, and a Jefferson Circuit Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the law on June 30. Cameron tried, repeatedly, to reinstate the ban as the case played out in court; he was unsuccessful until the appeals court granted his request on Monday.

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Source: Baptist Press

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