The law prohibits doctors from performing dilatational and evacuation abortions unless they prevent a serious health threat or save the life of the mother. A doctor who violates the law can be charged with a felony punishable by up to six years in prison.
Barker, however, refused to lift his injunction against a 2017 Indiana law requiring parents to be notified if the court allows A girl under the age of 18 must have an abortion without her parents’ consent. Barker cited procedural reasons and noted that the law was being challenged in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
Indiana could face more comprehensive abortion restrictions next month as the Republican-dominated Legislature is scheduled to begin work. Extraordinary legislative session on July 25.
A judge has struck down an order banning Indiana’s abortion procedure
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