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Ariella Sult, ACLU of Indiana, asult@aclu-in.org, 317-759-6425

June 28, 2018

Statement:

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Young today granted the preliminary injunction sought by the ACLU of Indiana on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) blocking portions of Indiana’s 2018 anti-abortion law, Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 340. The Court concluded that the statue is unconstitutionally vague because it “fails to inform PPINK what conduct is prohibited.”

Ken Falk, legal director with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana had this reaction:
“Defining abortion complications in such broad and uncertain terms makes it next-to-impossible for anyone to know what is or is not an abortion complication. We are happy that the Court granted the injunction, as these restrictions would place both doctors and providers at grave risk of sanctions.”

Christie Gillespie, President and CEO of PPINK said:
“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 and SEA 340 is no different. Hoosiers deserve meaningful laws that govern their health care and this sham of a law doesn’t qualify.”

Jane Henegar, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana said:
“Like other recent attempts by Indiana politicians to limit women’s reproductive rights, the undue restraints being put on women and their doctors are unconstitutional.”

PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, AT 1:00 PM: ACLU of Indiana and PPINK will hold a press conference to discuss the decision at the PPINK office located at 200 S Meridian St #400, Indianapolis, IN 46225.

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