Indiana Supreme Court upholds abortion ban, says state constitution gives only limited protections
June 30, 2023
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state's abortion ban doesn't violate the state constitution, removing a major hurdle to enforcing the ban Republicans approved last summer ahead of a wave of restrictions by conservative states in response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The court's decision, which does not put the ban immediately into effect, invalidates a county judge's ruling that the ban likely violated the state constitution's privacy protections, which she said are stronger than those found in the U.S. Constitution. That judge's order has allowed...