Federal judge lifts injunction against Indiana law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko

Following the Supreme Court’s historic June 24th decision overturning Roe and returning  the abortion issue to the states, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has lifted the injunction she issued in 2019 against an Indiana law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies.

“Barker granted a request from the Indiana attorney general’s office to lift her order, writing that the Supreme Court’s decision last month overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling removed the ‘linchpin holdings’ for her analysis,” the Associated Press reported.

In response to Judge Barker’s decision handed down last Thursday, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said. “The court’s ruling this week vacating its earlier injunction that permitted this gruesome procedure to continue is an exciting battle victory in our war to defend the unborn and protect women.” Rokita added, “My office will continue to take all necessary steps to limit abortion, assist mothers, empower families to choose life, and ultimately protect the lives of the unborn.”

Indiana Right to Life, of course, was delighted. In a statement, President/CEO Mike Fichter said 

“Dismemberment abortions are over in Indiana immediately, thanks to the AG’s forethought and prompt action to lift the injunction blocking the will of Hoosiers to stop this brutality against unborn babies. We have confidence in the people of Indiana and our elected leaders to further protect the unborn and to support and care for pregnant mothers in the upcoming special session. This law reflects the will of the people, underscoring the love and compassion of Hoosiers across the state and their belief that everyone deserves to be born.”

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