INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is criticizing a judge’s ruling that blocks parts of a new state law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge.
Attorney General Curtis Hill says in a Thursday statement that the temporary injunction issued Wednesday by a federal judge in Indianapolis “essentially encourages a minor to go it alone” while seeking an abortion.
Hill says his office supports parents’ authority to know what their children are doing. He says the judge’s approval of the injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is “an attempt to give courts rather than parents the legal guardianship of children.”
Hill spokesman Corey Elliot says the attorney general’s office hasn’t determined whether it will appeal the judge’s ruling.