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AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 30, 2022 14:09 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took...

Court reinstates Indiana's abortion burial, cremation law

Nov. 29, 2022 14:03 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated an Indiana law adopted in 2016 that requires abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling released Monday overturns an Indiana judge’s decision in September that the...

Indiana doctor: AG shouldn't get abortion patient records

Nov. 22, 2022 15:19 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for an Indianapolis doctor who provided an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio told a judge Friday that Indiana’s attorney general should not be allowed to access patient medical records for an investigation into undisclosed complaints. Dr....

Indiana doctor defends actions in 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 21, 2022 20:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Dr. Caitlin Bernard...

US Sen. Braun says decision near on Indiana governor run

Nov. 16, 2022 17:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Mike Braun said Wednesday that the long list of possible 2024 Republican candidates for governor won’t sway his decision on whether to enter that race. Braun has talked openly for months about the possibility of trying to replace Republican Gov....

Abortion doctor sues Indiana AG over bids to access records

Nov. 03, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who performed an abortion on a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio is suing Indiana's attorney general, seeking to block him from using allegedly “frivolous" consumer complaints to issue subpoenas seeking patients' confidential medical records. ...

Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

Oct. 14, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top Indiana lawyer on Friday questioned the validity of a lawsuit brought by a group of residents who argue that the state's abortion ban violates their religious freedoms. A judge heard arguments Friday for about an hour in an Indianapolis courtroom, spurred...

Indiana Supreme Court keeps state abortion ban on hold

Oct. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday that prevents the state from enforcing a Republican-backed abortion ban while it considers whether the ban violates the state constitution. The court said in the order that it was taking over appeals of a...

Judge: Indiana can't enforce abortion burial, cremation law

Sep. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has barred Indiana from enforcing a 2016 law's provisions that require abortion clinics to either bury or cremate fetal remains, finding that they violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled that the law’s...

Indiana abortion clinics reopening after judge blocks ban

Sep. 22, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After an Indiana judge on Thursday blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced, phones starting ringing across Indiana abortion clinics, which are preparing to resume the procedure a week after the ban had gone into effect. “People are getting the...