Planned Parenthood sues to block law that will require annual inspections of abortion clinics

Planned Parenthood sues to block law that will require annual inspections of abortion clinics

[Ed. – But other clinics aren’t invested in ending lives and profiting from the sale of harvested organs.]

A new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state “imposes unique and burdensome obligations” that are unconstitutional, Planned Parenthood said in lawsuit filed Monday that seeks to block two of the law’s provisions.

The federal suit — the latest of several filed in recent years challenging abortion restrictions passed by Indiana lawmakers — contends that the reporting rules and a separate provision requiring annual inspections of abortion clinics are both unconstitutional because they target only abortions and abortion providers and not other procedures or clinics. [Emphasis added]

The complaint asks a federal judge to block those provisions, which are set to take effect July 1.

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“Once again Indiana politicians are barging into the exam room with irrational demands and intrusive requirements,” said Jane Henegar, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, which filed the suit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky

The suit contends that the abortion complications reporting requirement creates “vague and uncertain standards” that are written so broadly “as to be meaningless.”

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