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:

In January 2019, Kentucky Representative Robert Goforth (R-089) introduced  H 100 to ban abortions upon detection of fetal heartbeat. The legislation contains narrow exceptions for medical emergencies; in this bill, a medical emergency is defined as a condition that “complicates the woman's pregnancy as to necessitate the immediate performance or inducement of an abortion in order to prevent the death of the pregnant woman or to avoid a serious risk of the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the pregnant woman that delay in the performance or inducement of the abortion would create.” It also contains bias counseling about the heartbeat detection.

A similar bill, S 9, was introduced in the state Senate by Senator Matt Castlen (R-008). 

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