Lexington abortion clinic closing

EMW Women's Clinic, 161 Burt Rd, in Lexington (Google Maps)
EMW Women's Clinic, 161 Burt Rd, in Lexington (Google Maps)(WKYT)
Published: Jan. 14, 2017 at 10:07 PM EST
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A Lexington abortion clinic that had been at the center of a lawsuit with the state will soon be closing.

In a Facebook post on Saturday by the Kentucky National Organization for Women, the executive director the the EMW Clinic announced they will shutting down on January 27th.

The clinic spent months trying to get a state license to operate an abortion facility. State law requires a full-time abortion clinic to be licensed.

In the post, the executive director said "Although we and our attorney believed we had fulfilled all the requirements to obtain the license, the Inspector General of KY disagreed and denied us the license. Unfortunately, our landlord has also declined to renew our lease on the space we have occupied at 161 Burt Rd., since 1989."

The clinic had been closed since June, when the state Court of Appeals overturned a Fayette Circuit Court ruling that allowed it so stay open after a legal challenge by Governor Bevin.

The EMW Clinic in Lexington was one of two clinics in Kentucky. The other clinic, which is still open, is in Louisville.

Some very sad news for the women of Kentucky today. The Lexington abortion clinic is now a permanent casualty of...

Posted by Kentucky National Organization for Women on Friday, January 13, 2017