Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) says his state has filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, claiming the organization performed abortions illegally without a license at its new location in Louisville.
“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,” Bevin said in a statement. “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.”
Bevin was elected last November and took office as governor on December 8.
On November 19, near the end of former Gov. Steven L. Beshear’s (D) administration, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) filed an application with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for a license to operate a new abortion facility in Louisville.