first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have banned abortions based on genetic abnormalities.The newly signed law would have prohibited abortions on the basis of disability, race, gender, ancestry or a fetus.The federal judge stopped the law, which would have gone into effect Friday, as part of a preliminary injunction filed by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU.Opponents of the Indiana bill argue the law would violate women’s rights.Thursday’s ruling is considered temporary.A spokesman for the governor released a statement following the ruling:“While disappointed in today’s ruling, Governor Pence remains steadfast in his support for the unborn, especially those with disabilities. The Governor will continue to stand for the sanctity of human life in all stages, for the compassionate and safe treatment of women faced with an enormously difficult decision, and for the rights of citizens to determine appropriate medical safety standards and procedures through their elected representatives. While the judicial process continues, the Governor remains focused on growing the already robust Hoosier economy and providing a world class education for all our children.”last_img

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