Judge denies IU’s request to join Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against abortion law

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4 Fast Facts:

  • A federal judge denied IU’s request to join a lawsuit challenging Indiana’s new abortion law.
  • The university says a provision in the new law would criminalize their Alzheimer’s research.
  • The university can still file their own lawsuit.
  • The law will take effect July 1.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A federal judge has denied Indiana University’s request to join a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood, challenging the state’s new abortion law.

IU argued millions of dollars in research regarding Alzheimer’s disease is at risk, under a provision that criminalizes anyone who sells, receives or transfers fetal tissue.

The court isn’t turning down IU completely. The university can still file their own lawsuit, which officials say they plan to do.

Another part of the law, still challenged by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, makes it illegal to seek an abortion based solely on gender, race or signs of a disability.

The law is set to take effect July 1.

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