No abortions recorded in Kentucky during July

Published 4:08 pm Friday, September 1, 2023

By Kentucky Today

LOUISVILLE (KT) – There were no abortions reported to Kentucky’s Cabinet of Health and Family Services for July 2023.

In an email to Kentucky Today, a representative for the Cabinet noted that there were no records responsive to an Open Records Request submitted in August, stating: “The Cabinet’s Office of Vital Statistics has noted that, to date, zero (0) abortions have been reported to their office for the month of July 2023.”

Under Kentucky law, abortions must be reported to the Office of Vital Statistics within three days of the end of the month in which the abortion occurred.

July is the third month this year to yield zero abortions, following February and June; it is also the six month without abortions since Kentucky’s trigger abortion ban was enforced on August 1, 2022.

There were 280 abortions reported in July 2022, marking the last time abortions exceeded double and triple digits in Kentucky. Since then, March 2023 yielded the most abortions reported in a single month with four terminated pregnancies.

All data related to abortions provided in Kentucky are made available to the public through the Open Records Act.