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Judge Denies IU's Attempt To Join Abortion Lawsuit
Updated May 25, 2016 8:45 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A judge Tuesday denied Indiana University's attempt to join a lawsuit by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood challenging Indiana's new anti-abortion law.

IU plans to file its own lawsuit to block the law before it takes effect July 1.

IU spokeswoman Margie Smith-Simmons says the law would institute "sweeping and unconstitutional prohibitions" on acquiring and sharing fetal tissue that would hurt its ability to conduct research into Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch said in her ruling Tuesday that IU could bring its claims in a separate lawsuit, and Smith-Simmons says IU intends to do so immediately.

Lynch denied IU's bid to intervene in a complaint filed by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, saying it would "unnecessarily complicate it" and possibly delay a resolution.



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