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INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) applauds the decision made by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana to block House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211 in Indiana. This bill would ban the most common procedure for second trimester abortion care, severely restricting access in the state.

“We applaud the court’s decision to block HEA 1211, another unconstitutional attack on safe and legal abortion care in Indiana,” said Chris Charbonneau, CEO of PPINK. “When state legislators continue to pass unconstitutional legislation against safe and legal abortion, we will continue to challenge them in the courts. Hoosiers can continue to get the care they need without being forced to travel out of state. We are thankful that the ACLU of Indiana stood up for patients across the state by challenging this backwards law. It’s beyond time for politicians to stop trying to insert themselves into the exam room, Hoosiers need their elected leaders to focus on improving, rather than restricting, access to reproductive health care, now and in the future.”