Judgette Blocks Several Indiana Pro-Life Laws

A U.S. District Court judge placed a permanent injunction on Aug. 10 on several Indiana pro-life laws, including those that required physicians to examine patients in person before performing abortions and that mandated that only physicians can administer first-trimester medication abortions. An Indianapolis Star article said several requirements in state law were deemed unconstitutional by Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in a ruling in Whole Health Alliance v. Rokita. Some provisions were upheld, including the requirements that only physicians can provide first-trimester aspiration, or suction, abortions and that ultrasounds must be performed before an abortion. Read more...


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