March 2020 – The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an appeal to a pro-life law in Kentucky. Called the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, HB2 was passed into law in 2017 and mandates that an ultrasound be performed before an abortion is administered.
The law stipulates the ultrasound must be described to the woman, who is also given the opportunity to hear and see her child in the womb. The law was initially challenged by the ACLU, claiming it to be unconstitutional. The Supreme Court is now refusing to hear an additional challenge, securing the bill as law for the foreseeable future.
Lila Rose, founder of pro-life group Live Action, wrote: “When women have the chance to see the humanity of their child and hear their heartbeat, many reject the violence of abortion. This is a great win for Kentucky and our nation.”