Indiana Supreme Court will not hear second abortion ban challenge

UPDATE (February 1, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Supreme Court will not hear a second challenge to the state’s abortion ban.

(More on the other challenge below)

In this case, the ACLU is representing people of several faiths who say the new law banning nearly all abortions in Indiana infringes on their religious freedoms.

After a lower court judge’s ruling, the case will now have to go to the Court of Appeals before reaching the state’s highest court.

The Indiana Supreme Court has already heard arguments in a separate case against the abortion ban.

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ORIGINAL STORY (January 20, 2023):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Supreme Court is deciding if the state’s near-total ban on abortions will take effect after hearing from lawyers from both sides for about 30 minutes.

Abortions are currently legal up to 22 weeks of pregnancy in Indiana according to the law that was in effect prior to Roe v. Wade, which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned last year.

The ban was approved by lawmakers last summer and would need a public vote.

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