Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has decided not to continue fighting a requirement to give ultrasounds to women getting abortions no more than 18 hours before the procedure.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Thursday that Planned Parenthood agreed to drop its lawsuit against the state after it was allowed to have until January 2021 to train its staff to use the ultrasound equipment.
“I’m pleased that Planned Parenthood saw the likelihood that this very reasonable law ultimately would be upheld,” Hill said. “To their credit, they recognized the merits of avoiding further legal wrangling over this matter.”
The Supreme Court sent the case back to the appeals court for further review after that court upheld an injunction against the law.
It’s only fair that women know what they’re getting themselves into before they actually have the abortion that will end their pregnancy and the life of their unborn child.
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