INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK), in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana filed a federal lawsuit challenging Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 340 on April 23, 2018.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, asserts that the law violates due process and equal protection by singling out abortion procedures and requiring invasive reporting that has nothing to do with protecting women’s health.
“At Planned Parenthood, patient safety is our top priority,” said Christie Gillespie, President and CEO of (PPINK). “SEA 340 is not about patient safety. Abortion care is already incredibly safe. SEA 340 is yet another attempt by politicians to shame and stigmatize pregnant Hoosiers and spread the myth that abortion is dangerous.”
“Indiana is burdening abortion patients and their medical providers with reporting requirements that make little sense. These requirements are unconstitutional and need to be struck down,” said Ken Falk, ACLU of Indiana Legal Director.