abortion pill http://wfpl.org en Court Challenge to Indiana Abortion Pill Law 'Very Likely' http://wfpl.org/post/court-challenge-indiana-abortion-pill-law-very-likely <p></p><p>Planned Parenthood officials say they anticipate a court challenge to a bill signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence today that tightens the state's regulations on distribution of the abortion pill.</p><p>The bill &nbsp;cleared the Republican-controlled legislature last month. The new law will also require clinics that provide only drug-induced abortions to meet the same standards as clinics that perform surgical abortions.</p><p>Pence says the new law will ensure that the abortion pill is given under proper medical care.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 18:35:38 +0000 Associated Press 5219 at http://wfpl.org Court Challenge to Indiana Abortion Pill Law 'Very Likely' Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate http://wfpl.org/post/bill-regulating-abortion-drug-access-clears-indiana-senate <p></p><p>The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would place tougher requirements on clinics that provide only abortion-inducing drugs. &nbsp; &nbsp;It would also require women who seek them to undergo an ultrasound exam.</p><p>The Republican-controlled chamber voted 33-16 for the measure, sponsored by Sen. Travis Holdman</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"I am not active in a right-to-life organization.&nbsp; Introduced this bill because (of) my own religious conviction and my respect for life and the health of women," Holdman said in a floor speech.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:30:38 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 4212 at http://wfpl.org Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate Indiana Senate Amends Bill on Abortion-Inducing Drugs http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-senate-amends-bill-abortion-inducing-drugs <p></p><p>The Indiana Senate has dropped a proposed requirement that doctors must try to perform two ultrasound exams on women who receive drugs to induce abortions.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a unanimous voice vote Monday, senators changed a bill on abortion pill regulations. It now requires a doctor to conduct appropriate testing during a follow-up appointment about two weeks after prescribing the drugs. The bill still requires doctors to perform an ultrasound exam on the woman before providing the drugs.</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:55:13 +0000 Associated Press 4196 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Senate Amends Bill on Abortion-Inducing Drugs