Federal Judge Rules Against Indiana Abortion Law

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A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a prior ruling that blocked an Indiana law that requires women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before seeking an abortion.

The Associated Press reported that The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a preliminary injunction that U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued in April 2017.

In Thursday’s 51-page ruling, Judge Ilana Rovner wrote that the waiting period imposes an “undue burden” on women who are seeking an abortion and said that women have the “ability to reason” without needing to have an ultrasound.

“Women, like all humans, are intellectual creatures with the ability to reason, consider, ponder and challenge their own ideas and those of others,” Rovner wrote, according to The Indianapolis Star.


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