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Planned Parenthood sues Indiana on abortion pill law

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Planned Parenthood is suing to block a new Indiana law that tightens abortion pill regulations, arguing that the law wrongly targets the organization's clinic in Lafayette.

The federal lawsuit filed Thursday claims the law violates equal protection rights because it requires the Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette to meet the same standards as surgical abortion clinics but doesn't apply those rules to the offices of doctors who distribute the abortion pill.

Surgical abortions aren't done at the Lafayette clinic. Planned Parenthood officials maintain the only purpose of requiring it to have separate procedure and recovery rooms is to restrict women's access to the abortion pill.

The law was approved in April by the Republican-dominated Legislature. Supporters say it's aimed at ensuring the abortion pill is given under proper medical care.

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  • Equal application
    This is one example where I feel that political agendas are being used to fuel inequality by both republicans and democrats. If you wish to encourage or restrict activity through legislation, then it should be applicable to all not targeted. If you wish to have activity restricted it should be accross all entities and not just 1 facility. I encourage that both extreme conservatives and liberals remember that it only takes 1 word or 1 action too far can result in a political overturn. We have seen too many scenarios of the past few years where the politicians have forgotten this. Morals & Ethics ARE in the eye of the beholder and our society majority does rule under our constitution. God Bless the USA! You are only as good as you act and the people you represent!
  • Not on our dime...
    Planned Parenthood can do whatever they want without taxpayer funding. The laws aren't designed around PP. There are planty of other options for the health of women (born and unborn, and men (AKA DADs), born and unforn). You, your customers and the unborn in our prayers.
  • One sad
    So sad to see the murder of innocent people thinly veiled as a freedom of choice/civil liberty issue. I feel sadness when I think of my fellow sisters who confuse killing with equality.
    • Good
      Glad to hear that Planned Parenthood is standing up to the latest round of misogynist BS from the state legislature. I'm sure PP will ultimately win, and the conservatives in the legislature will again have wasted valuable taxpayer dollars fighting to protect a law that should never have been passed in the first place.

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