The last abortion clinic left in the state of Kentucky is getting ready to face a massive protest by anti-abortion zealots from all over the country. The week-long protest, set to begin on Saturday, was organized by Operation Save America (OSA), an extremist Christian group coordinating with local churches, reports Gabby Bess.
“The anti-abortion group has explicitly said their aims are to ‘shut down’ the clinic and block patients from entering the facility. Ultimately, they want to make Kentucky the first state without an abortion clinic,” Bess notes.
The Republican Governor Matt Bevin, who’s publicly said that he’d also like to eliminate all abortion providers from the state, “blocked a new Planned Parenthood clinic from providing abortions and shuttered EMW’s clinic in Lexington,” says Bess.
EMW is working with local law enforcement, as well as the US Marshall’s office, but said it had no intentions of shutting down during the protest or after.