(8-10-21) Senior Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana Sarah Evans Barker issued a permanent injunction after ruling unconstitutional several of Indiana’s abortion laws, including the telemedicine ban, along with state laws requiring in-person examinations by a doctor before medication abortions and that women seeking abortions be told human life begins when the egg is fertilized.
Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter
“This is a horrific ruling that will directly lead to a massive expansion of chemical and late term abortions in Indiana. The sweeping blockage of these common sense laws jeopardizes the health and safety of women, leaves women in the dark on issues of fetal pain and the development of human life, and places communities like Fort Wayne and Evansville clearly in the crosshairs for abortion business expansion. This is judicial activism at its absolute worst.”
Barker found those measures, and others, violated the Substantive Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Indiana laws that were upheld include those requiring that an ultrasound be performed prior to an abortion, requiring those performing the procedure have admitting privileges at a hospital and “generally” requiring minors to have parental consent before undergoing the procedure.
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