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Federal appeals court rules on Indiana abortion laws

(Tommie Lee/MNC)

A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana may continue enforcing several abortion laws being contested by Whole Woman’s Health.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit granted Attorney General Todd Rokita’s stay request on all points.

This includes the following:

  • Enabling Indiana to continue enforcing requirements that only physicians may perform chemical abortions.
  • Only hospitals or ambulatory centers may provide second-trimester abortions.
  • Patients must receive in-person physical examinations beforehand.

By ruling as it did, the appeals court rejected a district court’s ruling, permanently banning enforcement of those laws pending the outcome of the appeal.


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