Protecting Life

​​​​​​​Kentucky is leading the way in the battle to protect the unborn, and Attorney General Cameron stands on the frontlines of this fight. From defending Kentucky's pro-life laws in court to pushing back against the Biden Administration's efforts to use federal funds to subsidize abortions, Attorney General Cameron works tirelessly to protect the sanctity of life.

Human Life Protection Act Advisory 

​On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, overturning Roe v. Wade. In light of this decision, Attorney General Cameron issued an advisory on the effect and scope of Kentucky's Human Life Protection Act. To read the advisory, click here​. ​

Defending Kentucky's Pro-Life Laws

Since taking office, Attorney General Cameron has repeatedly defended Kentucky statutes that prohibit discriminatory abortion practices and laws that regulate the health and safety standards of abortion clinics.

When the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals prohibited Attorney General Cameron from defending the constitutionality of a Kentucky law, which would make it illegal to perform live dismemberment abortions, Attorney General Cameron appealed the decision to the United States Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court will hear his appeal in October 2021.

Attorney General Cameron is also defending Kentucky's law prohibiting doctors from knowingly performing abortions based on the race, sex, or disability status of an unborn child.  And, he intervened in a federal lawsuit to defend Kentucky's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions after detecting a fetal heartbeat.

The Attorney General also leads and joins amicus briefs that support pro-life laws in other states, including Tennessee's law prohibiting discriminatory abortions and Ohio's law protecting unborn children with Down syndrome.