March 28, 2016
Last week Indiana House Enrolled Act No. 1337 was signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana believes this law has constitutional flaws, and we are in the process of reviewing it on behalf of Planned Parenthood.
The following statement may be attributed to ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk:
"We believe the law has constitutional flaws. The United States Supreme Court has made it quite clear that the Constitution absolutely prohibits states from interfering in this manner with a woman's decision to have an abortion."
The following statement may be attributed to ACLU of Indiana Executive Director Jane Henegar:
"Women across the country are outraged and insulted by this law, which intrudes on rights protected by the U.S. Constitution. This law restricts a woman's right based on her reasons for terminating a pregnancy, and it takes away the very thing a woman needs: the ability to make an informed decision about what could be a devastating situation. The ACLU of Indiana will continue to work to ensure that every woman can make the best decision for herself and her family about whether and when to have a child without undue political interference."