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Indiana opposes injunction bid for proposed abortion clinic

April 15, 2019

Indiana is asking a federal judge to rule against a Texas-based nonprofit that wants to open a South Bend abortion clinic.

The group is asking a judge to block Indiana’s licensing rules so that it can open a clinic to perform medication-induced abortions. Whole Woman’s Health Alliance first applied for a license in October 2017.

Indiana’s attorney general’s office on Monday filed a response to Whole Woman’s suit, asking the judge to reject the group’s bid for a preliminary injunction. The filing says Indiana’s “interests in enforcement outweigh the harms Whole Woman’s Health might suffer pending a final decision on the merits.”

An Indiana administrative panel rejected the nonprofit’s request to open a South Bend clinic last year, saying its application lacked necessary information. The group reapplied for a license in January.

The case before U.S. Southern District Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker is Whole Woman's Health Alliance et al. v. Curtis T. Hill Jr., et al., 1:18-cv-01904.

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