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State Abortion Restrictions Overturned

(Indianapolis, IN) - Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled against a batch of Indiana laws restricting abortion.


One of the laws banned the use of telemedicine consultations for abortions and required an in-person visit. Another required second-trimester abortions to be performed in hospitals or surgical centers.


These regulations were struck down by Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Sarah Evans Barker. Barker also vetoed a few new additions to the Indiana Code that regulated abortion facilities. 


Virginia-based Whole Woman’s Health Alliance brought challenges to the changes, which the state has denied an abortion license. Whole Woman’s Health continues to operate an abortion clinic without a license in South Bend.

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