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Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic


March 31, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has halted the impending shutdown of the only clinic in Kentucky that performs abortions.

U.S. District Judge Greg Stivers issued a restraining order Friday that prevents Kentucky officials from revoking the license of the EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville.

Stivers said in his ruling that the clinic demonstrated its patients "would be immediately and irreparably harmed" without the court's order. The temporary restraining order expires in two weeks.

The state has told the center it is out of compliance with state laws related to its agreement...

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