Bloomberg Law
Sept. 22, 2022, 3:24 PM

Indiana Abortion Ban Blocked, Pausing First Post-Dobbs Law

Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
Staff Correspondent

An Indiana state court judge halted enforcement of the state’s near-total abortion ban Thursday, exactly one week after the law went into effect.

The ban, which criminalizes abortion except in cases of rape or incest within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, in instances of a “lethal fetal anomaly,” or to prevent “any serious health risk” for pregnant patients, likely violates rights guaranteed under the state Constitution, Monroe County Circuit Court Special Judge Kelsey B. Hanlon wrote.

Her preliminary ruling restores prior state law prohibiting the procedure at 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Indiana was the first state to enact an ...

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