Judge temporarily blocks Indiana's near-total abortion ban

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2022
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A judge in Indiana on Thursday temporarily blocked a near-total abortion ban in the state that had been in effect for a week.

Why it matters: As of Thursday, abortion in Indiana is legal up until the 22nd week of pregnancy.

State of play: Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon sided with the plaintiffs in the case, who argued that the ban violated both the Indiana Constitution's right to privacy and equal privileges protections.

Hanlon wrote in the court's opinion that "there is a reasonable likelihood that decisions about family planning, including decisions about whether to...

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