August 10, 2021
For immediate release
U.S. District Judge Issues Sweeping Injunction Against Major Provisions of Indiana Abortion Law
Court Action Will Lead To Massive Expansion of Chemical And Late Term Abortions While Denying Women Fetal Pain Information
Indianapolis – Indiana Right to Life is denouncing the permanent injunction issued today by Judge Sarah Evans Barker against major provisions of Indiana’s abortion law. Under the injunction, Indiana is blocked from enforcing physician-only limitations on chemical abortions, Indiana’s ban on chemical abortions via telemedicine, Indiana’s requirement that second trimester abortions can only be done in hospitals, Indiana’s requirement that women be informed about an unborn baby’s ability to feel pain at 20 weeks, Indiana’s requirement that women be informed that human physical life begins at fertilization, and multiple physical requirements for facilities that do abortions.
Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter issued this statement:
“This is a horrific ruling that will directly lead to a massive expansion of chemical and late term abortions in Indiana. The sweeping blockage of these common sense laws jeopardizes the health and safety of women, leaves women in the dark on issues of fetal pain and the development of human life, and places communities like Fort Wayne and Evansville clearly in the crosshairs for abortion business expansion. This is judicial activism at its absolute worst.”