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Indiana will appeal preliminary injunction of abortion notification bill


Indiana will appeal preliminary injunction of abortion notification bill
WRTV Indianapolis

The state of Indiana will appeal a federal ruling blocking an abortion law that would make it more difficult for minors to get an abortion without their parents' consent, according to court documents filed Friday. The Indiana Attorney General's office filed the notice of appeal Friday, just over two weeks after a federal judge blocked parts of Senate Enrolled Act 404, which would have gone into effect July 1.Indiana law dictates that girls under the age of 18 must have parental consent to obtain an abortion, or they must petition the court to waive that consent. SEA 404, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in April, would allow the judge in that case to decide whether it is in that minorâs best interest to tell her parents before the procedure. In May the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky.

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