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Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana's debate over ultrasounds the most recent in national trend"

That is the headline to a long story this morning in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Hayleigh Colombo, accompanied by a map showing the company Indiana will keep if the bill becomes law. A few quotes from the story:

Indiana is the most recent state whose legislature will play out the fight over abortions on a fuzzy, black-and-white ultrasound screen.

What started as a debate last year about the legality of Planned Parenthood’s Lafayette Health Center to offer nonsurgical abortions to women in the form of a pill has turned into a plan in the Republican-controlled Indiana Senate to broaden the definition of an “abortion clinic.”

The bill, as it turns out, also requires women seeking a nonsurgical procedure to end her pregnancy, to undergo two ultrasounds, one before and one after.

If the bill — passed Wednesday by a Senate committee — became law, Indiana would shoot near the top of the list of states with strict ultrasound requirements in states across the U.S.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 22, 2013 08:53 AM
Posted to Indiana Law