Indiana Abortion Clinics Sue To Block Ban

Clinic operators filed suit Tuesday to stop state ban before it takes effect in about two weeks. 

  • Lawsuit filed in Monroe County court argues ban, with limited exceptions, violates state constitution because it “strips away the fundamental rights of people seeking abortion care.”
  • Suit also asks judge to block the law from going into effect on Sept. 15, arguing, in part, it will infringe on “Hoosiers’” right to privacy.
  • Indiana’s GOP-led Legislature in approving tighter abortion restrictions in early August became first state to do since high court  eliminated federal protections for abortions by overturning Roe v. Wade two months earlier.