ACLU, Planned Parenthood Challenge New Ultrasound Requirements

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Challenge New Ultrasound Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 7, 2016 Indianapolis – New ultrasound requirements passed into law on July 1 are being challenged today in a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of...

VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thurs., June 30, 2016 "The United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to...

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Challenge New Ultrasound Requirements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2016

Indianapolis – New ultrasound requirements passed into law on July 1 are being challenged today in a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, national ACLU and national Planned Parenthood on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The new restrictions, for which there is no medical justification, create an undue burden on a woman's right to obtain an abortion protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Updated: Beech Grove Women Sue City over Facebook Censorship

July 6, 2016

Today the ACLU of Indiana released this statement in response to reports that the City of Beech Grove will shut down its social media sites at 12 p.m. EST today:

"While the City of Beech Grove's decision to shut down its Facebook pages is unfortunate, we hope it is a temporary measure taken toward implementing a policy that ensures fair and equal treatment of its citizens' diverse viewpoints," said Jan Mensz, ACLU of Indiana staff attorney. "Beech Grove is certainly not unique in its endeavor to provide public spaces for comment. Many municipalities use social media sites in ways that respect the rights of citizens to express differing viewpoints, as is their right under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. These were the rights our plaintiffs were seeking in this case, and there is nothing in the lawsuit that forces the city to shut down its social media sites."


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2016

"When a government entity opens up a space for public comment, it cannot regulate those comments based upon someone's viewpoint," said Jan Mensz, ACLU of Indiana staff attorney.

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit today on behalf of two women challenging the City of Beech Grove for its removal of Facebook postings from their sites and for blocking them from posting future comments, saying the city's actions violate the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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VICTORY! Federal Judge Blocks State’s Anti-Abortion Measure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thurs., June 30, 2016

"The United States Supreme Court has stated in categorical terms that a state may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability."—Judge Tanya Walton Pratt 

Indianapolis – A federal judge today granted Planned Parenthood's request for a preliminary injunction, blocking key features of an anti-abortion measure scheduled to go into effect July 1. The law would have imposed unprecedented, unconstitutional restrictions on women seeking abortions and their health care providers and was the strictest abortion law in the United States.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, national ACLU and national Planned Parenthood are representing Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky in this case.

ACLU of Indiana Legal Director Ken Falk said, "This law attempted to do exactly what Supreme Court precedent said could not be done: invade a woman's privacy rights by preventing her from deciding whether to obtain a pre-viability abortion. We are extremely pleased that Indiana's attempt to violate women's basic rights has been thwarted."

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Marijuana Legalization Group Sues for Right to Rally

June 9, 2016

Indianapolis – The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed suit today on behalf of a group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana that requested and was denied permission to hold a rally on the grounds of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette. The lawsuit claims that government officials' denial of the group's request is a violation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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ACLU of Indiana Wins Appeal for People with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Indianapolis – A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit late yesterday sided with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and several plaintiffs with disabilities who challenged a state agency's changes to Indiana's Medicaid Waiver programs, changes that limit the ability of Hoosiers to become active members of their communities and, ultimately, put them at risk of losing their independence and being institutionalized.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit: Facts in the case regarding treatment of people with disabilities "stick a knife in the state's argument"

The programs, which serve thousands of Hoosiers, offer services that enable people to live in their communities even though their disabling conditions would otherwise require that they be placed in an institution.

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