Beshear Administration Drops Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Beshear administration has dismissed a lawsuit denying Planned Parenthood abortion clinic.

The dismissal ends years of legal battles with the Bevin Administration over a license to provide abortion care in its Louisville clinic.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services dismissed the lawsuit brought against Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) after determining “there was not a substantial failure to comply” with the Kentucky law when applying for a license to begin operation of its Louisville clinic.

The Bevin administration had held up the license for years before denying it last year.

The dismissal of the lawsuit means Planned Parenthood is free to reapply for the license, if approved by the Beshear Administration the clinic would become the second abortion provider in Kentucky.

Planned Parenthood celebrated the dismissal of the lawsuit.

“Gov. Beshear’s administration recognized that our license had been wrongfully denied and that the previous administration didn’t follow the proper process. All people in Kentucky deserve to make their own pregnancy decisions and deserve to have access to safe and legal abortion care,” Hannah Brass Greer, Chief Legal Counsel for PPINK said in a statement.

Kentucky’s only other abortion clinic is also located in Louisville.