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Lawsuit dropped over Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Planned Parenthood has decided to drop its federal court challenge to an Indiana law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.

The law has been blocked by courts since 2017. The U.S. Supreme Court recently sent the case back to an appeals court for further review.

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the state agreed in a Wednesday court filing an injunction blocking the law should end on Jan. 1.

Republican state Attorney General Curtis Hill described the agreement as a victory. Planned Parenthood said it could comply with what it called a “medically unnecessary law” without providing fewer patient services.

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1 comment

Rocky August 21, 2020 at 9:23 am

“medically unnecessary law” …sort of like the Law that was attempted requiring abortion “doctors” to have admitting privileges to hospitals in the case of an emergency? PP’s lawsuits against such laws really do give the impression that PP is concerned about women’s health.

I bet the Planned Parenthood employees enjoy coming to work and hearing them vacuums turn on, knowing they are performing a necessary benefit to women’s health., right?…since having a baby is unhealthy…?

On a side-note, Planned Parenthood should consider changing their name…. Not much planning is happening is your client needs an abortion.


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