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Planned Parenthood Gets Split Decision on Indiana Abortion Laws

July 9, 2020, 7:19 PM

Indiana’s abortion complication reporting law is unconstitutionally vague, but a law requiring abortion clinics to submit to yearly state inspections may be enforced because the state had a plausible explanation for treating them more strictly than other health-care providers, a federal court in the state said.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc. (PPINK) was entitled to pretrial judgment on the first issue, but didn’t show that the inspection law violated its constitutional equal protection rights, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana said Wednesday. The court granted the state summary judgment on the second issue.

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