Court OKs Discriminatory Abortions in Indiana

By Katie Franklin In a ruling issued Friday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Indiana law banning discriminatory abortions. The law, signed by then-Governor Mike Pence in March 2016, is the first in the country to tackle three discriminatory reasons for having an abortion: sex, race, and disability. Among disabilities, a Down …

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7th Circuit Court of Appeals strikes Indiana’s “Dignity for the Unborn Act”

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Urged to Appeal to the Supreme Court CHICAGO –In a split decision delivered Thursday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the civil rights protections for unborn children provided by HEA 1337–the Dignity for the Unborn Act. The law prohibited abortions solely because of a child’s sex, race, national …

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Baby safely surrendered at fire station Underscores Importance of 2018 Legislation

SEA 340 Expanded Use of Baby Boxes at Indiana Fire Stations MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – A baby was safely surrendered Sunday into a baby box at a Michigan City fire station. Under the Safe Haven Law, newborns up to 30 days old can be anonymously surrendered at fire stations, hospitals, and police stations. Indiana law …

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Indiana House joins Senate in passing historic bill permitting murder charges for killing an unborn child at any stage of development during felony

Bill now goes to Governor Holcomb INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House Tuesday approved 96-3 a bill permitting charges of murder, manslaughter, and feticide against any person killing an unborn child, at any stage of development, during the commission of a felony. Senate Bill 203, which previously passed the Indiana Senate 42-6, now head to Gov. …

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Seventh Circuit hears arguments regarding Indiana’s historic Dignity for the Unborn Act

Targeting of Down syndrome babies is at stake INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Seventh Circuit last week heard arguments to determine if Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses will continue to be able to abort unborn children for the sole reason of the child’s sex, race, national origin, potential disability or Down syndrome, and whether Indiana …

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Federal judge sides with Indiana University to block key provisions of fetal trafficking law

INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. District Court Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson mainly sided with Indiana University last week in striking down key fetal trafficking provisions of Indiana’s Dignity for the Unborn Act. The ruling means Indiana is blocked from enforcing much of the law aimed at prohibiting the trafficking of parts from aborted babies in Indiana. “We are …

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District Court Judge rules parts of Indiana’s “2016 Dignity for the Unborn Law” void for vagueness

By Dave Andrusko The Indiana Lawyer is reporting that last Friday Chief Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana “granted partial summary judgment to the trustees of Indiana University and its research faculty” in a challenge to part of an Indiana abortion law– the 2016 Dignity for the …

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One-hour-old “Baby Hope” left in Safe Haven Box, doing well

For a busy volunteer fire volunteer fire department “this one call made their year” By Dave Andrusko It’s a good thing perseverance won out at the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department in La Porte County, Indiana. According to Marcella Raymond of WGN-TV, there had taken a big fight to get a Safe Haven Baby Box …

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Abortion Facility Applies to Open in South Bend, Indiana

St. Joseph County Had Been Abortion-Free Since Klopfer Ceased Doing Abortions in 2015 SOUTH BEND, Ind. – St. Joseph County Right to Life and Indiana Right to Life have learned that an abortion facility has applied to open in South Bend. St. Joseph County had been abortion-free since Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, the abortion doctor who …

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“Indiana Judge Forbids Treating Aborted Babies Like Human Beings”

By Mike Fichter, Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Editor’s note. This was posted on the webpage of Indiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Daniel Payne, a senior contributor at The Federalist, posted a piece this week about Judge Tanya Pratt’s recent ruling against [Indiana’s] Dignity for the Unborn law. While most national …

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Indiana AG will appeal decision overturning pro-life law HEA 1337

By Dave Andrusko Calling Monday’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt “genetic discrimination,” Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said yesterday that he plans to appeal the permanent injunction Judge Pratt issued against HEA 1337 to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, the Indianapolis Star reported. AG Hill sent a statement …

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Judge permanently enjoins Indiana law barring abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities or gender

State has 30 days to appeal By Dave Andrusko When Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a permanent injunction today against Indiana’s pro-life law HEA 1337 she was following through on the threat contained when she issued her preliminary injunction in June 2016. At the time Judge Pratt, reliably pro-abortion, made it abundantly clear she would …

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