Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Indiana Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of State's Abortion Ban

On January 19, the Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, et al. v. Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai'i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Inc. (Video of full oral arguments.) As summarized by the Court:

After a special legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1 (“S.B. 1”), which criminalizes abortion, with a few limited exceptions. Appellees filed a complaint for declaratory relief and sought a preliminary injunction to enjoin the enforcement of S.B. 1. The trial court granted the preliminary injunction, and Appellants appealed. The Indiana Supreme Court has granted a petition to transfer under Indiana Appellate Rule 56(A) and assumed jurisdiction over the case.

Liberty Counsel issued a press release reporting on the arguments.