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A federal court judge on June 28 blocked a new Indiana abortion law that would have banned a certain second trimester abortion procedure. The law that would have gone into effect on July 1,bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions except when the mother is at risk of "substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function" or when the fetus is no longer viable.
Now U. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has issued a preliminary injunction, calling the new law unconstitutional and saying that it prohibited physicians from using the most-common method of second trimester abortion, forcing them to instead "resort to alternatives that are medically riskier, more costly, less reliable, and in some instances simply unavailable.
New trend: Abortions increase in Indiana for the first time in 7 years. Blanket mailings: They opened their mail last week and found flyers targeting abortion doctors. It's the latest in a series of abortion restrictions passed by the Indiana General Assembly, ed into law by the governor, and then blocked or overturned in federal court. Here's where Indiana law currently stands on abortion.
Abortions are only allowed to be performed by a doctor during the first trimester or three months of pregnancy based on the recommendation of a pregnant woman's doctor. After that, an abortion must be performed in a hospital or d surgical center — but before a fetus is viable, or capable of living under normal conditions, outside the fetus.
After viability, an abortion is only allowed in Indiana to protect the health of the mother and must be performed in a hospital with a premature birth unit, if available, and in the presence of a second physician. Fort Wayne clinic shut: Planned Parenthood blames harassment from anti-abortion activists. Exceptions are made for a minor who gets a court order supporting her decision or if the minor is emancipated either married or working full-time and providing self support. A partial-birth abortion, medically known as an intact dilation and extraction, is a highly controversial surgical procedure that removes an intact fetus from the uterus after late-term miscarriages and in late-term abortions.
A doctor must examine a pregnant woman in person before prescribing or dispensing such a drug. Such a drug cannot be prescribed through the use of telehealth or telemedicine services. Could it happen in Indiana?
Walgreens pharmacist denied woman miscarriage medication. Under House Enrolled Actalso known as the 18 Hour Informed Consent law, women seeking an abortion were required to receive information at least 18 hours prior to the procedure in a face-to-face meeting with a physician or certain other health-care provider about the nature and risks of the procedure as well as possible alternatives. Prior to the law, women seeking abortions in Indiana were required to obtain an ultrasound, but it could be done on the same day as the abortion procedure.
However, a federal appeals court has upheld an injunction blocking the Indiana law that required women to undergo an ultrasound and wait 18 hours before getting an abortion. The ruling on July 25,by the three-member panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a prior ruling by U. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt in that said the waiting period imposed an "undue burden" on women.
The U. Supreme Court on May 28,upheld a portion of an Indiana law ed by then-Gov. Mike Pence in that required fetal remains from an abortion to be buried or cremated. However, the high court declined to review another provision of the law that would ban abortions based on a fetus's sex, race or disability. It was a mixed ruling for the state of Indiana as well the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood, two groups which had challenged the law in the ongoing battle over abortion.
Mixed ruling: Supreme Court upholds part of Indiana anti-abortion law requiring disposal of fetal remains by burial or cremation. Senate Enrolled Acted into law in March by Gov. Eric Holcomb, requires doctors to report abortion complicationseven if they don't work at a place that performs abortions.
The law required doctors to annually report to the state 26 complications associated with abortions, including infections and cardiac arrest, as well as psychological or emotional issues. It also requires annual inspections of abortion clinics. However, U. Young concluded that the new law was unconstitutional because it was too vague and failed to clearly say what conduct would be prohibited. Taking note: Complaints filed against abortion clinics for not properly reporting abortions, group says.
In Aprilthe 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court ruling that struck down "non-discrimination provisions" in House Enrolled Acted by former Gov. Mike Pence into law in March However, 7th Circuit Judge William J. Bauer called the new law unconstitutional. Roe v. Wade in crosshairs: Supreme Court opening adds challenge for Donnelly.
Another abortion-related law passed by the General Assembly ran afoul of the courts. Senate Enrolled Acted by Holcomb in Aprilwould have let judges decide whether it was in a minor's best interests for her parents to be informed that their daughter sought an abortion through the court system without their consent. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker issued a preliminary injunction on June 28,saying SEA places an "unjustifiable burden on mature minors in violation of the 14th Amendment.
Women's rights groups feared women who miscarry or have an abortion could be prosecuted under the law. But the bill's author, Sen. Aaron Freeman, R-Indianapolis, said it doesn't apply to legally performed abortions or women seeking them. About-face: Notre Dame changes stance on birth control. It will allow free coverage for employees. In another lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued in April on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, saying that Indiana's abortion reporting requirement "imposes unique and burdensome obligations" that are unconstitutional.
The federal lawsuit, which is still pending, said the new reporting rules and the separate provision requiring annual inspections of abortion clinics are both unconstitutional because they target only abortions and abortion providers and not other procedures or clinics. Two health care providers and an abortion provider are also suing the statechallenging the constitutionality of Indiana's abortion laws.
Jeffrey Glazer say the state's laws restrict a woman's access to abortions and single out providers and are therefore unconstitutional. For the third year in a row, an Indiana lawmaker filed legislation in to ban abortions in the state. During the past two legislative sessions, State Rep.
Curt Nisly's efforts have died without getting a hearing. The Goshen Republican's latest proposal once again failed to make it out of committee. Call IndyStar digital producer Dwight Adams at Follow him on Twitter: hdwightadams. Facebook Twitter. Indiana has some of the most restrictive abortion laws.
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