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4:29 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Federal Judge Strikes Down Abortion Law That Would've Hurt Lafayette Clinic

The ruling comes after the state dropped its appeal to a federal injunction against the law.

Though abortion rights advocates are happy a federal judge has struck down a 2013 Indiana law requiring all abortion clinics to meet the same standards surgical abortion sites must meet, they say they’re still wary about what the 2015 lawmaking session may bring.

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4:07 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Federal Judge Sides With Lafayette Abortion Clinic In Fight Against Two State Laws

The judge's ruling isn't final, though, because she ruled on different terms than Planned Parenthood lawyers suggested.

A federal judge has struck down portions of Indiana laws that regulate abortion clinics.

In a preliminary ruling, U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson writes that part of the law attempting to regulate Planned Parenthood centers that provide non-surgical abortions more strictly than regular doctor‘s offices who provide the same services violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal director Ken Falk represents Planned Parenthood in the case.

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9:19 am
Mon March 4, 2013

IN General Assembly begins second half of session

Indiana lawmakers get back to work this week for the second half of their legislative session. Besides the budget bill, roughly 200 other measures are being considered in the House and Senate between now and the April 29th deadline.

Representative Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) says there are a number of education-related bills still up for debate.

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3:54 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Abortion bill passes IN Senate

The Indiana Senate approved a measure that makes changes to the way drug-induced abortions are administered.

The vote of 33-to-16 also would require the Planned Parenthood facility in Lafayette to meet abortion clinic requirements. The local center does not offer surgical abortions. A Planned Parenthood spokesperson says that center is in full compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to non-surgical abortion.

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9:01 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

IN Senate committee approves abortion measures

Proposed legislation that passed a Senate committee Wednesday places stricter regulation on the dispensing of the abortion-inducing drug known as RU-486 and the clinics that provide it. Those clinics would be required to have the same facilities as a surgical abortion center, including access to anesthesia, surgical equipment and specific door and room sizes.  Any physicians or facilities that do not typically dispense RU-486 would be exempt.

Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) says the bill will make it harder for women to safely access abortion-inducing drugs.

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