AG Curtis Hill Defends Common-Sense Health and Safety Regulations involving Abortion

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill this week filed court documents defending the constitutionality of two common-sense regulations designed to protect the health and safety of women seeking abortions.

Attorney General Curtis Hill

One of two challenged statutes requires physicians, hospitals and abortion clinics to report instances of abortion complications. Under the statute, the Indiana State Department of Health would compile this data into a report on the frequency of 25 specific complications after abortion. The availability of such information would aid the research of women considering abortions and others who study the abortion procedure.

The second challenged statute requires the Indiana State Department of Health to inspect abortion clinics annually to ensure compliance with applicable health and safety regulations.

“The state has a clear interest in protecting women’s health and safety,” Attorney General Hill said. “These laws are reasonable and constitutional means toward achieving this goal.”

Attached are court documents relevant to this case.