Kentucky moves to halt abortions at Louisville clinic

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Posted: Jan 29, 2016 5:01 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The state has ordered a Planned Parenthood facility to halt abortions, saying the Louisville clinic needs an agreement with a hospital that could take in women who have complications from a procedure.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said in a statement that the facility was "openly and knowingly operating an unlicensed abortion facility in clear violation of the law."

State officials said in the letter to Planned Parenthood that its Nov. 19 application to begin performing abortions at its Louisville facility is deficient.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said in a letter to health officials Friday that it would work to correct the problems. The letter said the facility received assurances from state officials in early December — before Bevin took office — that it could begin providing abortions.