Indiana justices won’t hear 2nd abortion case for now
By ARLEIGH RODGERS
Associated Press/Report for America
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s high court says it will not immediately consider a challenge to the state’s abortion ban that is based on the argument that the law violates some people’s religious freedoms, leaving that decision to an appeals court, at least for now. The state Supreme Court issued an order Monday saying the state Court of Appeals will first consider the case, after a lower court judge in December sided with residents who claim the state’s abortion ban infringes on their religious beliefs. The state attorney general’s office appealed that decision, asking the high court to take up the case. Enforcement of the ban remains blocked, so abortion remains legal in Indiana up to the 20th week post-fertilization.