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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Abortion Law Waiting-Period

The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a law that requires women seeking an abortion to get counseling about medical risks and alternatives, and to wait at least 18 hours after the session before going through with the procedure. The court ruled 4-1 that opponents of the law could not pursue their lawsuit, which argued that privacy is a core right under the state constitution that extends to women seeking to end their pregnancies. The court said such a challenge would fail because the law "does not impose a material burden on any right to privacy or abortion that may be provided or protected" under the state constitution. Source:  Chicago Tribune, For more information, please click here (last visited November 26, 2005, reo).

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