Friday, April 08, 2016
Constitutionality Of New Abortion Law Challenged
Who didn't see this coming? The ACLU of Indiana and Planned Parenthood have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's new abortion law, which denies a woman a right to have an abortion if the basis for seeking it is based on the child's disability, sex, race or nationality. The Supreme Court has repeatedly reaffirmed that a woman's right to an abortion may not be unduly burdened, and the plaintiffs say that's precisely what this law does. Doctors who perform abortions could face disciplinary action or lawsuits if they perform abortions that violate the law. It also requires abortion clinics to bury or cremate the remains of a fetus. Through his spokesperson, Gov. Mike Pence says he's confident of the law's constitutionality.