Silver Alert in effect for missing 8-month-old Indianapolis girl

Federal judge hears request to block Indiana abortion law

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Planned Parenthood

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A federal judge is weighing whether to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers to give the state detailed information about women they treat for complications arising from abortions.

Planned Parenthood is seeking a preliminary injunction to block two provisions of the law before it takes effect on July 1. The organization argues that the new reporting rule is unconstitutional, as is a provision that requires annual inspections of abortion clinics.

The state says the law shouldn’t be blocked from taking effect.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state on behalf of Indiana’s Planned Parenthood affiliate.

ACLU legal director Ken Falk says the judge heard arguments from both sides Friday but didn’t immediately make a decision. He says the judge also requested more information from both sides.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.