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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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Judge considers temporarily stopping Indiana’s new abortion law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt says she will rule on whether she’ll temporarily halt key portions of the state’s controversial abortion law before July 1—the date it is set to go into effect. The legislation, also known as the Dignity for the Unborn Law, would prohibit pregnant women […]

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Video & story: Divisive religious freedom bill passes House largely on party lines

Religious Freedom Bill Passes House, Just Steps From Governors Office from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed the House Monday and needs just one final vote before heading to the governor to be signed into law. Supporters say the bill will provide Indiana courts with […]

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Planned Parenthood employee gone after undercover video reveals questionable sex talk

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Planned Parenthood employee who gave a girl claiming to be 15 years old advice about sexual role playing and sadomasochism is no longer working for the organization, the group’s local president said Wednesday. The move came after an anti-abortion group posted an undercover video from a Planned Parenthood […]

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Right to Life ‘outraged’ by state award given to PP’s Cockrum

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life on Tuesday denounced a state group’s decision to give an award to the chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The anti-abortion’s group’s president, Mike Fichter, said he is “outraged” by the honor. The Indiana Commission for Women honored Betty Cockrum – […]