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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, July 3, 2022

An Ohio Girl Crossed State for Indiana Abortion Care

From USA Today:

Indiana lawmakers are poised to further restrict or ban abortion in mere weeks. The Indiana General Assembly will convene in a special session July 25 when it will discuss restrictions to abortion policy. But for now, the procedure still is legal in the state. And so the 10-year-old girl was soon on her way to Indiana to Bernard's care. 

The 10-year-old isn't alone. As abortion bans take effect across the country, more and more pregnant people are crossing state lines in hopes of getting the care they need.

For now, Indiana abortion providers have been fielding more calls from neighboring states. Typically about five to eight patients a day might have hailed from out of state, said McHugh, who works at multiple clinics in central and southern Indiana. Now, the clinics are seeing about 20 such patients a day.

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