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Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborn’s Sex, Race, or Disabilities

Kentucky Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Abortions Based on Unborn’s Sex, Race, or DisabilitiesKentucky governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed a bill that bans abortions chosen on the basis of an unborn child's sex, race, or disability.A court filing in the U.S. District Court in Louisville indicated that the governor has signed the bill, which included an "emergency clause" stipulating that it would go into effect immediately.Physicians must now certify in writing that the patient did not request the abortion for a reason related to the baby's sex, race, or disabilities. Flouting the new law puts doctors at risk of losing their medical license or being prosecuted for a felony, although the mother of the unborn child would not be targeted.The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the bill in federal court as an unconstitutional restriction on a woman's right to abortion.“Instituting laws that instantly affect critical patient care should not be a cat-and-mouse game,” the group said, asking that it be notified when the bill is signed.Another new law that bans abortions after about six weeks or when a heartbeat can be detected forced Kentucky's sole abortion clinic, EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville, to cancel some appointments on Friday until a federal judge intervened.“EMW and its abortionists have responded with a novel claim: Women have a constitutional right to undergo race-based abortions, gender-based abortions, and disability-based abortions. In plaintiffs’ view, somewhere in the Fourteenth Amendment’s penumbra lies a protection for eugenics,” the governor's lawyer M. Stephen Pitt wrote in defending the ban on eugenics-based abortions. “This is a perverse distortion of Roe v. Wade.”



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CNN hit with $275 million defamation suit by Kentucky student

CNN hit with $  275 million defamation suit by Kentucky studentThe lawsuit, filed on behalf of Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann in federal court in Kentucky, seeks $ 275 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the videotaped incident in the nation’s capital. Sandmann and other Covington Catholic students had been in Washington to attend a March for Life anti-abortion rally.



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Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incident

Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incidentPARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — Less than a week ago, Covington Catholic High School was known mostly for its seven state titles in football and its rousing motto, "A spirit that will not die."



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MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American man

MAGA hat teenager: Kentucky town reels from death threats and protests over stand-off with Native American manResidents of this affluent northern Kentucky town emerged from a turbulent holiday weekend with a question: How did a viral video showing local students interacting with a drumbeating Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial suck their community into the fractious national debates about politics and race? President Donald Trump was tweeting about them. Everyone forgets that,” said Park Hills Mayor Kathy Zembrodt, who expressed anger about the initial portrayal of the students as aggressors in the Lincoln Memorial encounter.



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Kentucky teen on confrontation with Native American: 'I'd like to talk to him'

Kentucky teen on confrontation with Native American: 'I'd like to talk to him'The Kentucky high school student seen in a “Make America Great Again” hat during a confrontation with an elderly Native American protester on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial says he wishes it never happened, but isn’t sorry for standing his ground.



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Covington Catholic confrontation shows ugly side of Kentucky, and US as a whole

Covington Catholic confrontation shows ugly side of Kentucky, and US as a wholeWhether the Covington Catholic students were right or wrong, the incident in Washington put Kentucky back in the news for all the wrong reasons.



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Kentucky mother of newborn twins missing since leaving bar with men 3 weeks ago

Kentucky mother of newborn twins missing since leaving bar with men 3 weeks ago'If you know anything, we beg you, come forward': A Kentucky family is making an emotional plea to help find a mother of four who vanished.



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Trump keeps fueling story of Kentucky students' confrontation with Native American

Trump keeps fueling story of Kentucky students' confrontation with Native AmericanPresident Trump on Tuesday fueled the controversy over a confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial between a group of Kentucky high school students and an elderly Native American protester, using it to bash one of his favorite targets: the media.



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Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native Americans

Kentucky Catholic School Considers Expelling Boys Who Taunted Native AmericansA statement condemned the actions and apologized



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Kentucky county clerk who refused same-sex marriage licenses loses re-election bid

Kentucky county clerk who refused same-sex marriage licenses loses re-election bidKim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed for defying a court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has lost her bid for re-election. SEE ALSO: Lurking John King is the best part of CNN's election coverage As reported by CNN, the controversial conservative Republican was beaten by Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. in Rowan County by about 650 votes, according to unofficial results posted by the state elections board. Unofficial results have Elwood Caudill Jr winning the Rowan Co. Clerk’s race, defeating incumbent Kim Davis. @WKYT pic.twitter.com/h2GiVresEO — Matthew Rand (@MatthewWKYT) November 7, 2018 Davis, part of a denomination called Apostolic Christianity,
made headlines in 2015 after she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite a historic Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages across the country the same year.  Davis was found in contempt of court for not issuing the licenses and also stopping her six deputy clerks from signing them, and she spent five days in jail. Kentucky later changed the law, so that marriage licenses statewide that no longer require county clerks' names to appear on them. Davis was soon back in the seat, earning just shy of $ 80,000 a year as country clerk, which WDRB reports as more than twice what the average job pays in Rowan County, Kentucky. Caudill won the Democratic nomination in May to take on Davis, defeating David Ermold, a gay man who was denied a marriage license by Davis "under God's authority," in 2015.  Ermold announced he was running for county clerk in December, and raised more than $ 200,000 in funding. But Caudill, chief deputy in the county property valuation office, eventually won over the Democrats. WATCH: The world's tallest statue has been unveiled, and it's almost twice the size of the Statue of Liberty



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