Skip to Content

Indiana Supreme Court upholds abortion ban, says state constitution gives only limited protections

KIFI

By TOM DAVIES and ARLEIGH RODGERS
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has decided that the state’s abortion ban doesn’t violate Indiana’s constitution. The court’s Friday decision removes a major hurdle to enforcing the abortion ban Republicans approved last summer. A county judge had blocked enforcement in September, saying the state constitution’s liberty rights include deciding whether or not to have children. Indiana was the first state to enact tighter abortion restrictions, taking action in August after the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated federal protections by overturning Roe v. Wade. Indiana’s ban still faces a separate challenge over claims it violates the state’s 2015 religious freedom law.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content