Indiana’s parental notification abortion law to be reconsidered

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana abortion law will be reconsidered by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a ruling against the law, which requires parents to be notified if a girl under age 18 is getting an abortion.

This comes as Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is asking courts to reconsider state laws that were blocked under Roe v. Wade.

The U.S. district court has agreed to expedite its decision on Senate Enrolled Act 404- the so-called parental notification law.

Indiana’s Attorney General Todd Rokita (R) released the following:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lower court’s judgment against an Indiana law requiring parental notification in instances when a court allows a minor to get an abortion without parental consent.

“Following the landmark Dobbs decision, we eagerly anticipate clearer paths for Indiana’s commonsense laws protecting unborn children and their mothers,” Attorney General Todd Rokita said. “We are grateful for the new day that has dawned, and we will remain steadfast in our fight for life.”

This issue — part of Kristina Box, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Health, et al., v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc. — now has been remanded back to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for reconsideration following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Attorney General Rokita and his team already have sought relief from the injunction directly from the U.S. district court, which has expedited briefing at our request.

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