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Kentucky starts appeal of ruling striking down abortion law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has started its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down a state abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.

The Republican governor’s legal team filed a notice of appeal Wednesday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. District Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr. ruled last week that the 2018 law would create a “substantial obstacle” to a woman’s right to an abortion, violating constitutionally protected privacy rights. Bevin, who opposes abortion, immediately vowed to appeal.
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