Kentucky

In January 2017, the Kentucky legislature fast-tracked an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion, which Governor Matt Bevin signed within a week of its introduction. This bill bans all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization and contains a narrow exception for medical emergencies that threaten the life of the pregnant woman or present a “serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” This bill excludes mental health from the exceptions and contains no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The ban is currently in effect.

Restrictions: 
Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)

Kentucky

Enacted legislation:

In January 2017, the Kentucky legislature fast-tracked an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion, which Governor Matt Bevin signed within a week of its introduction. This bill bans all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization and contains a narrow exception for medical emergencies that threaten the life of the pregnant woman or present a “serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” This bill excludes mental health from the exceptions and contains no exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. The ban is currently in effect.

Pending legislation:

Pending legislation: N/A

Restrictions: Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or health (physical or mental)