September 1, 2022

Planned Parenthood Lawsuit Challenging Indiana Abortion Complications Law Dismissed

Indiana Attorney General
Todd Rokita
On August 29, a 2018 Indiana law requiring abortion businesses to report abortion complications to the Indiana Department of Health was upheld by a US District Court, and Planned Parenthood's challenge was dismissed.

“The legislature had a legitimate concern that researchers have insufficient data available to study the safety of abortion,” Attorney General Rokita said. “This law advances the causes of compassion, common sense, medical science and public health.”

Potential complications from first-trimester abortions include infection, excessive vaginal bleeding, uterine perforation, and more.

Notably, the dismissal of this case represents Indiana's fifth legal victory on behalf of pro-life laws since Roe v. Wade was overturned.