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Indiana Court Upholds Abortion Waiting Period

Essentially, this is an informed consent law. It requires that Indiana provide certain information to women seeking abortions at least 18 hours prior to their receiving the abortion.

The law has already been challenged at the federal level. It lost because the U.S. Supreme Court has already upheld a similar law in the case Planned Parenthood v Casey (1992). In that case, several restrictions on abortion by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were upheld, including a waiting period of 24 hours. Indiana’s waiting period is 18 hours. It requires that a doctor provide certain information 18 hours prior to an abortion.

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