‘Victory’: Supreme Court Lets Kentucky Attorney General Defend Pro-Life Law, Contra Pro-Choice Gov.

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(Christian headlines) The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Kentucky’s attorney general has the legal right to defend a statewide abortion restriction even after the governor refused to do

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican elected in 2019, had asked a federal court to let him defend a new state law that bans an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, in which an unborn baby is dismembered, piece by piece, while still in the womb or birth canal.

The law was passed and signed in 2018 by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who was then defeated by Democrat Andy Beshear, the current governor. Abortion clinics filed suit in federal court, seeking to have the law overturned.

After the Beshear administration declined to defend the law, Cameron filed a motion to intervene and defend it. The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, though, ruled that Cameron could not intervene.

But the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision Thursday, said Cameron had the legal right to mount a defense.

Justice Samuel Alito, in the majority opinion, wrote that a state has a “weighty interest” in “protecting its own laws.”

“The way in which Kentucky divides executive authority and the unusual course that this litigation took should not obscure the important…”

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Editor’s note. This article was written by Michael Foust and published at Christian Headlines.

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