Planned Parenthood sues IN over new abortion law

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Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 8:56 AM EDT
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIX) - Planned Parenthood of Indiana filed a lawsuit to stop the state’s new abortion ban from going into effect on Aug. 30.

While the Indiana’s current abortion law allows women to have an abortion up to 22-weeks pregnant, the new law will make all abortions illegal with a few exceptions, such as if the mother’s health is at risk or if the fetus is a product of rape or incest.

According to S.B. 1, victims of rape or incest will have up to 10 weeks to terminate a pregnancy.

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“From its very inception, the Indiana Constitution has protected the right to privacy,” Legal Director of ACLU of Indiana Ken Falk said. “Implicit in this right, is the right for a woman to make medical decisions regarding her own reproductive health. This ban on abortion will force Hoosiers to carry pregnancies against their will, leading to life-altering consequences and serious health risks. Deeply private, personal, and unique decisions about reproductive health should be made by women in consultation with their doctors. Whether Indiana elected officials personally agree with abortion access or not, it is not up to the government to make these decisions for Hoosiers.”

Indiana Sen. Susan Glick wrote S.B. 1 with sponsorship from representatives Wendy McNamara and Joanna King.

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Without judicial relief, abortion will remain illegal in Indiana, Planned Parenthood said.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill into law at the beginning of August.

The Tri-state area will become a near abortion-free region come mid-September.

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