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NEWS DIGEST: Nashville pregnancy clinic vandalized; Kentucky AG fights abortion injunction

Nashville crisis pregnancy center vandalized

NASHVILLE (BP) — Hope Clinic for Women, a faith-based pregnancy care center in Midtown, was vandalized earlier this week as vandals spray painted walls and broke a window with a faulty molotov cocktail.

Hope Clinic for Women

According to a press release from the Metro Nashville Police Department, on Thursday (June 30) morning, “officers responded to a burglar alarm at the facility at 1:38 a.m. Upon arrival, they discovered that a front window had been smashed and an unignited Molotov cocktail-type device was inside. Spray painted on the side of the building were the words ‘Janes Revenge.’ The unignited device is being sent to a crime laboratory for analysis.”

The attack is similar to other reported incidents since the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24.

A June 25 post on the Jane’s Revenge website said, “Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time. Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see. Stay safe, and practice your cursive.”

Hope Clinic for Women CEO Kailey Cornett told the Tennessean “We are grateful for all of the community support during this time, and we will be back to serving our clients with passion and care tomorrow.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee responded on Twitter to news of the attack saying “This is terrorism and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Stand with us in supporting clinics like Hope Clinic who provide critical resources to Tennessee families.”

Cameron asks Court of Appeals to reinstate Kentucky abortion ban

By Tessa Redmond for Kentucky Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed a request for emergency relief at the Court of Appeals on Thursday, asking for the reinstatement of Kentucky’s trigger abortion ban and heartbeat law after a Jefferson circuit court judge blocked the laws earlier in the day.

Judge Mitch Perry’s temporary restraining order allowed Kentucky’s two abortion providers, EMW Women’s Surgical Center and Planned Parenthood in Louisville, to resume providing abortions Thursday after the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade and the state’s trigger law forced their closure last week.

“Every day that goes by that the Human Life Protection Act and Heartbeat Law are prevented from taking effect, more unborn lives will be lost,” said Cameron in a press release. “These laws represent Kentucky’s values and its support for life.  We’re moving quickly to defend this important law and to have it restored.”

In the writ of mandamus and prohibition, Cameron argued that “there is no conceivable basis for restraining enforcement of these two abortion laws” and urged the Court of Appeals to swiftly reinstate both the heartbeat law and the Human Life Protection Act.

“All the restraining order here does is ensure that the Commonwealth, the Attorney General, and the public must bear the irreparable harm and a substantial miscarriage of justice to the orderly administration of the General Assembly’s duly enacted laws. And even more importantly, the restraining order guarantees the ending of lives,” he said in the filing.

Cameron also noted that once an abortion has occurred, no court order can restore that unborn child to life. However, Kentucky law already takes steps to protect the life of the mother.

“To be sure, there are instances in which timing matters for an expectant mother who requires an abortion because her life is in danger,” Cameron said. “And the General Assembly has protected that expectant mother in such circumstances.”

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