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Federal judge blocks abortion law signed by former Gov. Mike Pence

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction that bars Indiana from enforcing the most controversial provisions of an anti-abortion law passed in 2016 and signed by then-Gov. Mike Pence. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued the injunction Friday, saying that provisions requiring a funeral for an aborted fetus […]

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Judge blocks portions of state’s new abortion law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has blocked provisions in a new abortion law that would make it harder for a girl under 18 to have an abortion without telling her parents. Under current Indiana law, anyone under 18 must have the consent of a parent, legal guardian or custodian to get an […]

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Planned Parenthood files suit against new abortion legislation

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed a lawsuit Thursday against new legislation that would change the process of a minor getting an abortion. Senate Enrolled Act 404, which was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb last month, would require that before a minor can have an abortion […]

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Bill strengthening parental rights in child’s abortion advances

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would change the process of a minor getting an abortion passed out of the House on Tuesday.   “I think at the end of the day, this is solid. It’s good public policy. And keep in mind, we are talking about 13, 14 and 15-year-old girls,” […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill stalls in committee

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial bill that would have required doctors to tell those who receive an abortion-inducing drug that the procedure may be reversed is likely dead for this legislative session. The legislation passed the House 54-41, but Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, confirmed Thursday that the bill […]

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Stronger parental rights in daughter’s abortion passes Senate

By Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would change the process for minors to seek an abortion passed the Senate Tuesday. Current Indiana law requires that a minor to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion. However, the adult accompanying the minor is not required to provide […]

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Anti-abortion bills advance in Indiana House and Senate

By Taylor Brown and Lucas Lloyd TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – Both the House and the Senate are advancing bills that reignite debate over the limits that can be placed on abortion. In the House, legislators passed a bill that would make doctors provide a form containing information that a chemical abortion might be reversible. House Bill 1128 […]

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Abortion bill focuses on strengthening parental rights

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Judiciary committee passed a bill Wednesday that would strengthen the rights of parents whose child wants to get an abortion. Current Indiana law requires that an unemancipated minor to have the consent of a parent or legal guardian to have an abortion. However, the adult accompanying the minor […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill passes out of committee again

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial bill regarding a possible reversal of a chemical abortion passed out of committee for the second time on Tuesday. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about a possible reversal of an abortion-inducing drug.  However, the reversal […]

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Abortion ‘reversal’ bill advances with amendments

By Taylor Brown TheStatehousefile.com INDIANPOLIS—Doctors are one step closer to being required to tell those who receive an abortion-inducing drug that the procedure may be reversed. House Bill 1128 would require the Department of Health to develop a form that provides women information about an abortion reversal procedure. There was controversy in a previous committee […]

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