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.