INDIANAPOLIS – The same Planned Parenthood that operates four abortion clinics in Indiana is being sued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In a suit filed yesterday against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services alleges that abortions were done illegally at Planned Parenthood’s new Louisville clinic from December 2015 through January 2016.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued this statement:
“Although I am an unapologetically pro-life individual, I recognize and accept that there are some laws on the books that I do not necessarily agree with. However, we are a nation of laws, and my job is to ensure that they are followed regardless of my personal opinion. This administration will have no tolerance for the type of brazen disregard that Planned Parenthood has shown for both the safety of women and the rule of law. We will hold Planned Parenthood accountable for knowingly endangering their patients by providing illegal abortions at a facility that was not properly licensed nor prepared to handle an emergency.”
“We applaud the Commonwealth of Kentucky for taking this important and strong action ,” states Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter. “If the allegations made in this suit are proved correct, Planned Parenthood should be permanently barred from doing abortions in Kentucky. We also encourage Indiana officials to exert the highest degree of scrutiny to ensure that Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is operating within the law in our state.”
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, currently operates four abortion clinics in Indiana in Merrillville, Indianapolis, Bloomington and Lafayette.