(AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s attempt to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure just hours after the governor signed it into law.
The bill passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, which the legislation calls “dismemberment abortion.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Clouds, Showers Possible As Area Awaits Warming Trend
Federal courts have blocked similar laws in others states, but Indiana anti-abortion groups hope Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s addition has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right on abortion questions.
The ACLU of Indiana says it filed the lawsuit Thursday because it puts a “substantial and unwarranted burden on women’s ability to obtain second-trimester, pre-viability, abortions.”READ MORE: Madrigal, Mendick Homer As White Sox Pound Twins 16-4
Indiana’s law is set to take effect July 1.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.MORE NEWS: Lily Cache Creek Trail Closed In Bolingbrook After Woman, Dog Attacked By Coyote
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