AG Hill Asks Supreme Court To Rule On Another Indiana Abortion Lawsuit

Feb 5, 2019

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit over a state abortion law.

That’s as the nation’s high court is already considering whether to take on another Indiana abortion case.

A 2016 Indiana abortion law required women to wait at least 18 hours between an ultrasound and their abortion – essentially, to prompt second thoughts about terminating the pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood sued, arguing the 18-hour waiting period put an undue burden on women. A federal district judge and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed and halted the law.

Now, Attorney General Hill wants the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in. Many conservative groups hope the Court’s new makeup will be more favorable to upholding anti-abortion legislation.

Hill also previously asked the Supreme Court to rule on other parts of the 2016 law: one provision that banned abortions performed because of a fetus’s characteristics and another that required health care facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains. The Court hasn’t decided whether to take that case.