Fed­eral judge blocks In­di­ana abor­tion ul­tra­sound man­date

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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.

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