Statement of ACLU of Indiana on the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

 May 18, 2017

"The ACLU of Indiana stands in strong defense of a woman's right to make decisions about her health, including her reproductive health and future. For over four decades, courts have confirmed that this constitutional right extends to unemancipated minors who have been deemed, by a judge, to be sufficiently mature to make a decision to obtain an abortion without parental consent. SEA 404 imposes new burdens on a young woman's access to abortion and on her health care providers, in violation of often reaffirmed constitutional rights."

Jane Henegar
Executive Director
ACLU of Indiana
May 18, 2017