The reality for women seeking an abortion in Kentucky: Woman covers her head with a coat and is escorted by FIVE people as she enters the only clinic that performs the procedure in the state while being harassed by pro-life protesters

As the American Civi Liberties Union (ACLU) continues to battle some of the strictest abortion bans the United States has seen in decades being passed around the country, the reality of women attempting to seek lawful abortions in Kentucky remains hostile.
A video posted on Facebook by John Williams, who calls himself a 'street preacher,' shows a woman entering EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville as protesters shout at her, 'Don't kill your baby!'
The loud crowd is seen lining the walkway leading up to the only clinic in the state which performs abortion procedures, coming close to the woman as she walks with her head covered and with volunteer escorts surrounding her on all sides.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recently signed into law both a so-called 'heartbeat bill' abortion ban and a ban on abortions for specific reasons, which have now been blocked from taking effect while litigation over the bills continues. 
Amber Duke, communications director for the ACLU of Kentucky which represents EMW Women's Surgical Center in its various legal challenges against the state, told DailyMail.com of the scene in the video, 'This is a pretty typical of Saturday. Any time that clinic is open there are protesters out front.'



In the minute-long clip, multiple protesters can be seen walking alongside a woman as she's escorted by Every Saturday Morning volunteers to the front entrance of EMW Women's Surgical Center.
The protesters right by her side appear to be saying things to her, but their actual words can't be heard over voice of a man talking through a loudspeaker.
To the left, a large sign reads, 'Abortion is murder,' and as the woman walks past it, a woman's voice can be heard shouting, 'Don't kill your baby!'

As the woman nears the clinic's front door, a man says over the loudspeaker, 'Young lady, you don't have to be a murderer this morning, young lady.'
He goes on, 'Don't listen to the wicked counsel of these orange-vested people, these orange-vested people who are rubbing you on the back and telling you that it's gonna be OK. It's not gonna be OK for your baby. It's not gonna be OK.'
The man then continues to talk after the woman has entered the clinic, saying things that are medically inaccurate.
'Your baby is gonna be torn limb from limb,' he says. 'Your baby's head is gonna be crushed.'
He continues, 'Your baby's gonna be destroyed with chemicals. It's not gonna be OK this morning, and it's not gonna be OK for you unless you repent.'
As the video nears its end, a man can be seen walking with a sign that reads, 'babies are murdered here,' with a child in tow.
Williams, who posted the video, is pictured on social media holding a sign that reads, 'Mom, please don't kill me. I love you Mom,' showing a developing fetus in utero.
In a separate photo, he's pictured wearing a tee shirt that reads, 'Homo sex leads to Hell. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.'
'This is the status quo that's been going on for years outside the clinic,' Duke told DailyMail.com, referring to Williams' video.
'That video was taken on a Saturday, I believe. Those are usually the heaviest days of protest at the clinic.'
Kentucky is just one of many states within recent months which has passed or is considering some of the strictest bans regarding abortion access that the country has seen since the United States Supreme Court decided Roe vs. Wade in 1973.
Alabama recently passed what is widely considered to be the most restrictive of such laws, amounting to a near total ban on abortion from the moment of conception, with no exceptions for incest or rape, regardless of the age of the victim. 
While many have asked the ACLU about the possibility of these kinds of laws resulting in today's court revisiting that landmark decision, Duke said abortion access in Kentucky has been under attack for a number of years, even with Roe firmly in place.  
'There is certainly a lot that's happening now with some of the most extreme pieces of legislation ever being passed and considered,' Duke said.
'But we have our situation here in Kentucky which we've been in for a while. We have five active lawsuits now against the state.
'Roe vs. Wade is in place right now, and we're still down to one clinic here in Kentucky and we're fighting all sorts of attempts to shut down this last clinic.' 

The reality for women seeking an abortion in Kentucky: Woman covers her head with a coat and is escorted by FIVE people as she enters the only clinic that performs the procedure in the state while being harassed by pro-life protesters The reality for women seeking an abortion in Kentucky: Woman covers her head with a coat and is escorted by FIVE people as she enters the only clinic that performs the procedure in the state while being harassed by pro-life protesters Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:34 Rating: 5

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