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Local News
2:35 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Court Challenge to Indiana Abortion Pill Law 'Very Likely'

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.

The bill  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.

Pence says the new law will ensure that the abortion pill is given under proper medical care.

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Politics
4:30 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Bill Regulating Abortion Drug Access Clears Indiana Senate

usermeds.com

The Indiana Senate has passed a bill that would place tougher requirements on clinics that provide only abortion-inducing drugs.    It would also require women who seek them to undergo an ultrasound exam.

The Republican-controlled chamber voted 33-16 for the measure, sponsored by Sen. Travis Holdman

"I am not active in a right-to-life organization.  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. 

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Local News
4:55 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Indiana Senate Amends Bill on Abortion-Inducing Drugs

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.

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.

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