On January 7th, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson stood by her December ruling that a 2013 Indiana law including chemical abortion facilities in the definition of abortion facilities is unconstitutional. Her ruling claimed that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution.
According to WLFI news, in a lawsuit between the ACLU and the Indiana Attorney’s Office, the ACLU challenged the statute the Legislature passed — which required certain physical facilities and fixtures in nonsurgical abortion clinics to be consistent with requirements in surgical abortion clinics, but which expressly exempted physicians’ offices.
Ken Falk, the ACLU Indiana Legal Director said, “We are pleased that Judge Magnus-Stinson has entered a final judgment in this case. We hope this is the end of legislative efforts to unconstitutionally regulate abortions and abortion providers.” Now, because of the federal judge’s decision, a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Lafayette, Indiana can remain open.
Mike Fichter from Indiana Right to Life commented on the decision. He said, “The Obama-appointed federal judge is allowing Indiana’s largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood, to continue doing dangerous chemical abortions at a completely unregulated facility. The ruling is a tragic affront to women’s health and safety, and it opens the very real threat that unregulated chemical abortion operations will now expand in Indiana. We are urging the newly convened state legislature to take strong and immediate action.”
Fichter concluded, “”We urge the newly convened state legislature to take strong and immediate action. Chemical abortion facilities should not be able to skirt oversight laws regarding reporting standards, physician oversight, cleanliness standards and building accessibility. Women’s health is on the line.”
As LifeNews previously reported, in the past the dangerous RU-486 regimen and Planned Parenthood’s negligence has cause women to die from chemical abortions. In fact, last year contrary to Food and Drug Administration protocols, Planned Parenthood distributed abortion-inducing drugs to women without requiring an in-person visit, up until two weeks beyond the prescribed 49 days from their last menstrual cycle.
Furthermore, the organization sends women home to complete the chemical abortion themselves without a physician present. Planned Parenthood’s instructions have directly led to the deaths of women from mifepristone, another name for the RU 486 abortion pill. Planned Parenthood had been telling women to use the abortion drug vaginally even though the FDA indicated oral use is safer for women. It wasn’t until four California women all died within a week of using the abortion drug they received from Planned Parenthood abortion businesses that it changed its policy to conform to the FDA protocol.