The Indiana Legislature, which is Republican-controlled, has vowed to override Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto when they meet again May 24.
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Medical abortions, procured by way of a two-drug abortion pill regimen, have become an increasingly common method of abortion in the United States, making up 30-40 percent of all abortions.
The Indiana law would require doctors to inform women that it is possible to halt the medication abortion process if the woman changes her mind after taking the first pill.
‘Religious organizations provide essential services that are necessary for the health and welfare of the public during a disaster emergency,’ the legislation reads.
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.
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.