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U.S. District Judge Overseeing Indiana Teen Abortion Dispute

Last updated on Thursday, June 15, 2017

(EVANSVILLE) - A federal judge weighing a lawsuit that seeks to block parts of a new Indiana abortion law says she will issue a ruling before the law takes effect.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is seeking an injunction blocking portions of the law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge.

U.S. District Court Judge Sarah Evans Barker heard arguments in the case Tuesday. She told attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state of Indiana she will rule on the injunction request before the law takes effect July 1.

Planned Parenthood calls the challenged provisions "an unconstitutional undue burden on unemancipated minors."

Indiana's attorneys contend each provision is constitutionally permissible and they further the state's interest "in protecting pregnant minors."

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