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INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) and the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana are satisfied by the decision issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit regarding House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1337.

“PPINK was confident that the courts would rule that the restrictions imposed by HEA 1337 violated the Constitution,” said Christie Gillespie, President and CEO of PPINK. “Every person deserves the right to make their own personal decisions about abortion. There was no medical basis for these restrictions.”

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, “We are happy that the Court recognized this law for what it was—a clear attempt by Indiana to ignore settled precedent from the Supreme Court and we are happy that the Court reaffirmed the fundamentally important rights for women here.” 

PPINK, with the assistance of the ACLU of Indiana, filed a lawsuit on April 7, 2016, with the U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, declaring the requirements in the new Indiana law to be unconstitutional.

Judge Pratt granted a preliminary injunction on June 30, 2016, blocking provisions of HEA 1337 that were set to go into effect the following day. Judge Pratt entered the summary judgment on Sept. 22, 2017.