Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate
A pro-life group is urging Indiana’s attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that blocks a state mandate that forced women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.
Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter said he wants Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill to appeal the case to a higher court and continue the fight “to put a time requirement on our state’s ultrasound law.”
Mr. Fichter on Monday called U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt’s ruling “sadly predictable.” He said she has “consistently issued rulings that favor the abortion industry.”
The ultrasound requirement took effect in July as part of a wide-ranging abortion law.