Signed into law by then-governor Mike Pence, the 2016 Indiana law requires an ultrasound for women at least 18 hours before having an abortion.
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While the Supreme Court previously declined to hear similar cases originating in Kansas and Louisiana, Fisher said that he is “hopeful” the court will consider taking the case this time around.
Opponents to the court’s decision have said it restricts the rights of parents to be involved in their children’s medical decisions.
Pro-life measures in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana gain political traction, but face obstacles in the courts
Father Luke Reese is charged with kidnapping, criminal confinement, intimidation, and domestic battery, as a result of a Sept. 24 incident
A federal judge cites Supreme Court precedent in invalidating a state law, which protected unborn babies from being aborted based on their gender, race or disability.
The law prohibits abortion sought solely because of a diagnosis or potential diagnosis indicating the unborn child has Down syndrome or any other disability.
In addition to religious freedom, the bill would also protect five other rights: worship; free exercise and conscience; freedom of thought and speech; assemblage and petition; and right to bear arms.
‘This is an essential part of our identity as Catholic Christians, and we will continue this life-saving tradition,’ said Archbishop Joseph Tobin amid security concerns from the Indiana governor.
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