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Indiana Sued Over Ultrasound 18 Hours Before Abortion Rule

July 8, 2016

(ABC News) – A new Indiana mandate that women undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before they have an abortion is unconstitutional and will prevent some women from getting abortions, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday contends. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky argue in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis that the provision which took effect July 1 as part of a new law places “an undue burden” on women’s constitutional right to seek an abortion.

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