New Kentucky law restricting abortion being challenged in federal court

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, seeking to block a newly-passed law in the state. House Bill 454 was signed by Republican Governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday, and prohibits the abortion method known as dilation and evacuation from being performed on women who are in or past their 11th week of pregnancy.

Michael Aldridge, executive director of the ACLU in Kentucky, said,  “Kentucky politicians have already...

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