Kentucky

EMW Women’s Surgical Center is currently the only abortion clinic in Kentucky and a major target of harassment and violence. NIRH is working with the Louisville Safety Zone campaign, comprising lawyers, clinic escorts, clergy members, and local abortion funders, to establish a safety ordinance to create a narrow pathway to the clinic entrance that will protect the rights of patients as well as protesters. The campaign is educating residents and local leaders, building public support, and working towards passage of this ordinance through the Louisville Metro Council. In 2018, NIRH supported the Louisville Safety Zone campaign to raise community awareness and galvanize public support.