Planned Parenthood, and others file lawsuits challenging Senate Bill 1 which restricts abortions

INDIANA – Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai‘i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Women’s Med Group Professional Corporation, All-Options, Inc., and Dr. Amy Caldwell filed a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 1, signed into law last month by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

The lawsuit argues the abortion ban violates both the Indiana Constitution’s right to privacy and equal privileges protections.

The bill will take effect on Sept. 15, 2022, and will restrict abortions in Indiana. The only exceptions that will allow for abortion are the life of the mother, rape, and incest. The law will restrict abortion, with criminal penalties for providers who violate the law.

Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal constitutional right to abortion, Indiana lawmakers convened for a special session to outlaw and eliminate abortion access in the state — rushing Senate Bill 1 to passage in two weeks.