Attorney General Curtis Hill wants a federal court to rehear his appeal of a decision that halted enforcement of a 2017 anti-abortion bill.
If a girl under age 18 in Indiana doesn’t or can’t get consent for an abortion from her parents, she can go to court to bypass that requirement. A 2017 state law signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb said a judge will decide if the parents are informed of that hearing.
Opponents of the measure argue it will scare off girls from even trying to get an abortion. And both a federal judge in Indianapolis and a three-judge panel at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, temporarily stopping the law from taking effect.
Curtis Hill now wants the full, 11-judge appeals court to hear the case. There’s no timetable for when the court will decide whether to agree to Hill’s request.