6/30 BREAKING Torchbearer Weekly Policy Update
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- Indiana Supreme Court Vacates Abortion Injunction
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Indiana Supreme Court Vacates Abortion Injunction
Breaking - Today, the Indiana Supreme Court vacated the abortion injunction but also says other challenges can be brought.
What they’re saying: "We hold that Article 1, Section 1 protects a woman’s right to an abortion that is necessary to protect her life or to protect her from a serious health risk, but the General Assembly otherwise retains broad legislative discretion on abortions. We conclude the record does not support the preliminary injunction. The providers brought a “facial” challenge to the entire law, so they had to show a reasonable likelihood of success in proving there are no circumstances in which any part of Senate Bill 1 could ever be enforced. Because there are such circumstances, the providers cannot show a reasonable likelihood of success on their facial challenge. We therefore vacate the preliminary injunction."
Yes, but: Justice Goff urges General Assembly to put the question of bodily autonomy directly to Hoosiers. "I believe that the abortion question is fundamentally a matter of constitutional dimension that should be decided directly by the sovereign people of Indiana."
What’s next: The Indiana abortion law that was passed during a special session last summer will now go into effect.