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Judge gauges if Indiana abortion ban defies religious rights

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-14 14:30:40-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top Indiana lawyer has questioned the validity of a lawsuit brought by a group of residents who argue that the state’s abortion ban violates their religious freedoms.

A judge heard arguments Friday in an Indianapolis courtroom, spurred by claims from five anonymous residents and the group Hoosier Jews for Choice.

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They argue the ban would violate their religious rights regarding when they believe abortion is acceptable.

The lawsuit cites a state law that then-Gov. Mike Pence signed in 2015 over the objections of critics who said it allows discrimination against gay people.