Kentucky AG says abortions must cease amid coronavirus crisis

Kentucky AG says abortions must cease amid coronavirus crisis
Kentucky’s attorney general says abortions should cease as part of the governor’s order halting elective medical procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky’s attorney general says abortions should cease as part of the governor’s order halting elective medical procedures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron made the request Friday to the state’s acting health and family services secretary.

Cameron is asking the official to certify that abortion providers are violating the ban by continuing to perform abortions. He says such certification would “trigger action” by his office to stop elective procedures during the pandemic.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says Cameron is trying to take advantage of a public health crisis to push an anti-abortion agenda.

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