INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) –A federal appeals court blocked an
Indiana abortion law that would require women to get face-to-face counseling
before having an abortion.
The stay Thursday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals in Chicago keeps the state law from going into effect at least until the
U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear a challenge of it.
The law, passed in 1995, has never taken effect.
In September, a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit
found the law constitutional, and the court was expected on November 5 to let
the law take effect. With a day to spare, however, attorneys for the Center for
Reproductive Law and Policy requested the stay.
truth-in-advertising laws that apply to the naming of advocacy groups.
Center for Reproductive Law and Policy should be
Center for abortion at all costs, Planned Parenthood should be Unplanned and
don’t want to be a Parenthood. It is sickening that these groups don’t want
women to be better informed before they seek an abortion and then they call
themselves woman advocates.