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Rokita Trying to Kickstart Stalled Abortion Legislation

(Indianapolis, IN) - While Indiana lawmakers are gearing up to debate the future of abortion in the state, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is wasting no time seeking legal action to curb the practice.


Rokita’s office is appealing several court orders standing in the way of previously passed legislation limiting abortion.


One of the laws prohibits abortions based on gender, race, or disability. Also, Rokita is petitioning against a ban on dismemberment abortions, as well as a parental notification requirement for minors that obtain court approval for abortion.


Rokita’s reasoning is that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision has shifted abortion laws to the states. And Indiana has already passed these laws, which should now be freed from court injunctions.


Rokita has also filed for a halt to expansion plans by abortion providers in South Bend and Evansville.

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