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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Indiana abortion law trial set for June 1, 2015"

Updating this post from Nov. 26, 2013, which was headed "Ind. Decisions - Federal district court temporarily enjoins state enforcement of IC 16-18-2-1.5(a)(2) which Planned Parenthood has asserted would shut down its Lafayette clinic," today Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports that:

A new Indiana law that redefines abortion clinics, aimed at shutting down a Lafayette health clinic that dispenses an abortion pill, is headed for trial in federal court.

U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson this week set a June 1, 2015, trial date in a legal challenge to the law brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

The judge in November issued a preliminary injunction, stopping the law approved by the General Assembly in 2013, from going into effect on Jan. 1.

The lawsuit filed in August claims changes made by the 2013 legislation that redefines abortion clinics are unconstitutional.

It is at least the fourth lawsuit filed in the past decade in the contentious fight in Indiana over abortion rights and the services provided by Planned Parenthood.

The latest lawsuit takes aim at Senate Enrolled Act 371 [2013].

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 28, 2014 04:02 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts