September 1, 2022

Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Indiana Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses sued the state of Indiana in an attempt to block a new law that would ban most elective abortions. The law will go into effect on Sept 15 unless it is blocked by a judge.

Indiana Senate Bill 1 was the first pro-life law passed by a state legislature after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. The law bans abortion except in cases of rape, incest, when the mother's life is at risk, or fatal fetal anomalies. Furthermore, the law states that abortions can only be performed in hospitals or outpatient facilities owned by hospitals.

The abortion industry lawsuit argues that the new law “strips away the fundamental rights of people seeking abortion care in violation of the Indiana Constitution.” The abortion businesses say that the law violates Hoosiers' right to privacy, violate's their right to equal protection, and uses unconstitutionally vague language.

Indiana Right to Life CEO Mike Fichter responded, “Not only is there no right to an abortion in the Indiana Constitution, it actually states life is one of our inalienable rights. We are confident the state will prevail and pray the new law is not blocked from going into effect on September 15, knowing that any delay will mean the indiscriminate killing of unborn children will continue at abortion clinics across Indiana.”