INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana are pleased to have been granted a preliminary injunction by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young regarding Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 340.
"The Indiana General Assembly routinely attempts to chip away at Hoosiers' ability to access safe and legal abortions in Indiana under the guise of patient safety," said Christie Gillespie, President and CEO of PPINK. "Hoosiers deserve meaningful laws that govern their health care, and this sham of a law doesn't qualify."
“Defining abortion complications in such broad and uncertain terms makes it next to impossible for doctors to know what is or is not an abortion complication,” said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana legal director. “We are happy that the court granted the injunction, as these restrictions would enforce strict requirements on physicians with threat of criminal charges.”
PPINK, represented by the ACLU of Indiana, sought a preliminary injunction concerning the abortion complications provision, arguing that the law's reporting requirement violates due process because the term “abortion complication” is unconstitutionally vague and so broad as to be meaningless.