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 â€” allowing teens from another state to obtain abortions in the Bluegrass State without abortion practitioners notifying their parents â€” 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 â€śsignificant reservationsâ€ť 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...