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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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Thousands donate to Planned Parenthood in Pence’s name

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has seen a huge surge of donations since November and they’re thanking Vice President Mike Pence. The controversy began last year when Pence signed a bill into law that prohibits women getting an abortion on the basis of ethnicity, sex or disability. The […]

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Judge grants injunction on state’s controversial abortion law

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A controversial new law will not go into effect Friday after U.S. District Court Judge Tonya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky filed the lawsuit after the General Assembly passed a law earlier this year that would have banned abortions based on the fetus’ […]

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Rally protesting Indiana’s new abortion law draws more than 1,000

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — More than a thousand people gathered in downtown Indianapolis to rally against what some are calling the most restrictive abortion law in the country. The crowd of both men and women stood and chanted in front of the Statehouse Saturday in protest of Indiana’s new abortion law. The […]

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Planned Parenthood facilities of Indiana and Kentucky found to be in compliance with state laws and regulations

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced that on July 28 it received official notice from the Indiana State Department of Health that the health centers at the center of a recent investigation are compliant with state regulations. “We are pleased this unfounded complaint is resolved,” Betty […]

Commentary: Planned Parenthood and a Hoosier show trial

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Commentary: Planned Parenthood and a Hoosier show trial

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The latest dispute regarding Planned Parenthood illustrates much of what is wrong with American politics. For those who haven’t followed the story, an activist with a long history of opposing reproductive rights made several visits to Planned Parenthood offices. He filmed several of the exchanges he had with Planned […]

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House Republicans pen letter of support for Planned Parenthood investigations

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – House Speaker Brian Bosma is just one of 59 House Republican Caucus members who sent a letter of support to Gov. Mike Pence amidst the call for an investigation into Planned Parenthood facilities. The letter reads, in part, “We are writing to express our concerns regarding the recent revelations surrounding […]

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Pence orders investigation of state Planned Parenthood clinics amid uproar over video

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­— Planned Parenthood facilities across the state are going under the microscope. On Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence ordered the Indiana State Department of Health to investigate Planned Parenthood clinics in cooperation with the attorney general’s office. The move comes after the emergence of a video released by anti-abortion activists who say […]

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