Kentucky Court: Who Leaked Decision OKing Secret Teen Abortions?
The Kentucky Court of Appeals is not happy that a decision it issued earlier this year ‚ÄĒ allowing teens from another state to obtain abortions in the Bluegrass State without abortion practitioners notifying their parents ‚ÄĒ became public.
The much-maligned 2-1 decision was supposed to stay private, but it became public and it saw the court say it felt obligated to make the decision despite ‚Äúsignificant reservations‚ÄĚ about allowing Kentucky judges to essentially keep parents from 49 other states in the dark about whether or not their teenage daughter can travel to Kentucky for a secret abortion.
Now, the chief judge of the court has asked the Kentucky state police to investigate who leaked the supposedly confidential ruling to The Courier-Journal and whether the leak violated state law. Detective Vincent Schmitt of the state police, according to the newspaper, asked it to reveal its source. But, a...