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Indiana Supreme Court to Decide Abortion Law

(Indianapolis, IN) - It looks like the state's new abortion law will be decided by the Indiana Supreme Court.


The high court has stopped the state from enforcing the law until it decides whether the ban on a vast majority of abortions violates the state constitution.


Abortions until 22 weeks of pregnancy are still allowed in the state until at least mid-January when the high court could make a ruling.


There was already a temporary hold on enforcing the new law because of a ruling by a judge in downstate Owen County.


Experts say the Indiana Supreme Court getting involved will likely mean a quicker final decision since the matter can skip going before the Indiana Court of Appeals before advancing to the high court.


Indiana Right to Life stated it's disappointed with the freeze on the new law until the matter is settled.


"We are deeply disappointed the Indiana Supreme Court will allow the injunction against Indiana's new abortion law to remain in effect pending appeal," IRL said.

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