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Federal judge blocks Indiana ‘abortion reversal’ law

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jun 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 13:04:17-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a disputed treatment for potentially stopping the abortion process.

The ruling Wednesday came just before the so-called abortion reversal law adopted by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature was to take effect Thursday.

The lawsuit filed by abortion-rights groups argues doctors would be forced to give dubious medical information to patients.

Supporters of the law say women should know how to possibly halt a medication-induced abortion.

Six states already have similar requirements in place, while judges have blocked such laws in three other states.