Planned Parenthood Sues Indiana via | 2013

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Planned Parenthood sued on Thursday over a new state law requiring clinics that administer the so-called abortion pill to have full surgical facilities, a requirement it says would halt abortion services at a central Indiana clinic. Planned Parenthood would have to upgrade its clinic in Lafayette to surgical standards or stop administering RU-486, commonly called the abortion pill, it said in a lawsuit filed in Indianapolis federal court. Imposing surgical facility requirements on clinics where no surgery is performed “is utterly irrational,” the lawsuit says. Legislators supporting the law have said it would protect women’s health. It requires clinics providing nonsurgical abortions to have separate procedure, recovery and scrub rooms like surgical centers.
A version of this brief appears in print on August 23, 2013, on page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Indiana: State Sued Over Abortion Clinic Rules.

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