Planned Parenthood Fighting in Court to be Able to Abort Babies With Down Syndrome

State   |   Dave Andrusko   |   May 5, 2016   |   5:59PM   |   Indianapolis, IN

This will be a short post, updating a story we’ve covered in depth.

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Indiana has scheduled a June 14 hearing at which she will consider Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s request for an injunction to prevent Indiana’s HEA 1337 from going into effect July 1.

Signed into law by pro-life Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, HEA 1337 prohibits abortions that are performed based on a prenatal diagnosis of disabilities such as Down syndrome. HEA 1337, a comprehensive measure, also protects unborn babies who would be aborted because of their gender (almost always girls).

North Dakota is the only state to have a similar law.

As NRL News Today reported, last month Planned Parenthood and ACLU sued on the grounds that law puts an “undue burden on women’s right to choose an abortion.”



Pro-abortion front runner Hillary Clinton was in Indiana over the weekend, prior to Tuesday’s presidential primary. Never leaving the chance to make an anti-life statement, Clinton said (according to the Washington Post)

“I will defend a woman’s right to make her own health-care decisions,” Clinton said to a few hundred supporters at a gathering . “I’ll tell ya, I’ll defend Planned Parenthood against these attacks. And I commend the women of this state, young and old, for standing up against this governor and this legislature.”

The Post’s David Weigel noted

She did not mention the details of the legislation, House Bill 1337, which bans abortions for several factors not deemed life-threatening.

Well, of course! Anything that offers even the tiniest protection to unborn babies must be opposed by Planned Parenthood’s much preferred candidate. Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.