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UPDATE (September 23, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (ADAMS) – Indiana’s near-total abortion ban is no longer enforced. It went into effect last week, but an Owen County judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking it on Thursday.

It comes after abortion clinic operators sued the new law, which bans all abortions except when the mother’s life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest for up to ten weeks.

The judge says there is a “reasonable likelihood” that the law “violates the Indiana Constitution’s guarantees of liberty.” The Indiana attorney general plans to appeal.

State Sen. Rodney Pol Jr. (D-Chesterton) issued the following statement:

“I want to thank the ACLU for their tireless efforts in pursuing this lawsuit and Judge Hanlon for making the common sense decision to grant a preliminary injunction. Judge Hanlon rightly notes that SB 1 put end to 50 years of precedent and that it is in the public interest to block the new law to allow the court to consider the matter on the merits. However, this may only be a temporary result, I will continue therefore to support efforts to restore women’s right to choose.

Senator Pol represents Senate District 4 which encompasses parts of northern Porter County as well as parts of Michigan, Coolspring and New Durham Townships in LaPorte County.

Attorney General Todd Rokita also responded to the injunction against the new abortion law obtained by Planned Parenthood.

Attorney General Todd Rokita released the following statement today:

“We plan to appeal and continue to advocate for life in Indiana. Our office remains committed to fighting for the lives of unborn children, and this law offers a reasonable way to start doing so.

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UPDATE (September 15, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A judge is not making an immediate decision after hearing arguments from both sides over Indiana’s near-total abortion ban.

Indiana State and the ACLU appeared in court for about an hour on Monday.

It comes after the ACLU filed suit on behalf of abortion providers, asking the judge for a preliminary injunction against the new state law that went into effect last week. The judge says she will make a decision quickly.

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UPDATE (September 15, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Most abortions in Indiana are now illegal.

The new state law that bans all abortions except for rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother went into effect at midnight. Lawmakers approved the new law in June after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

There are some legal challenges to Indiana’s new law, but they won’t be presented to a judge until next week.

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UPDATE (September 13, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (ADAMS) — An Indiana judge plans to hear arguments for and against the state’s new abortion ban.

The new law comes into effect on Thursday, but the judge schedules the hearing for Monday, September 19.

The hearing stems from an ACLU lawsuit that claims the ban goes against the state constitution. The ACLU has also filed a second lawsuit against the abortion ban, but a hearing has not yet been set in that case.

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UPDATE (September 9, 2022):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is legally challenging an abortion ban that is set to go into effect next week. A new lawsuit alleges that Senate Bill 1 violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The lawsuit is filed on behalf of Hoosier Jews for Choice and five women. Indiana’s near-total abortion ban is set to go into effect September 15.

From the ACLU on Thursday:

Today we filed a lawsuit on behalf of five women who, like many Hoosiers, hold sincere religious beliefs that they should be able to obtain an abortion in circumstances prohibited by SB 1. This lawsuit does arguing that banning abortion violates Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. (RFRA).

Last week, we filed a lawsuit claiming that the abortion ban violates the right to privacy and equal privilege guaranteed by the Indiana Constitution. Since its inception, the Indiana Constitution has protected the right to privacy. This right implicitly implies the right of a woman to make medical decisions regarding her own reproductive health.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There is a new lawsuit seeking to stop Indiana’s new abortion law before it goes into effect.

The ACLU and Indiana abortion providers have filed a lawsuit that accuses Indiana lawmakers of violating the Indiana Constitution by infringing on the right to privacy and the guarantee of equality of privileges.

The Republican-controlled Legislature approved the new law earlier this month, which limits abortions only to cases of rape or incest or to save the life of the mother.

This new law is expected to come into force on September 15.

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