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Indiana won’t appeal preliminary abortion law order

By Rick Callahan Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has opted not to appeal a federal judge’s order blocking a state law that would ban abortions sought because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities.

The judge issued a preliminary injunction on June 30 blocking the law from taking effect.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky sought that order in its lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional and violates women’s privacy rights.

Indiana’s attorney general’s office had 30 days to appeal the preliminary order.

Spokesman Bryan Corbin said in a Tuesday statement that after reviewing the case with its clients the office determined Indiana has no need to appeal the judge’s order “at this point” in the ongoing case.

Corbin says if the judge eventually issues a final order making the injunction permanent, Indiana “would likely appeal that.”

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