Thursday, June 08, 2023

Religious Challenge to Indiana Abortion Restrictions Certified as Class Action

In Anonymous Plaintiff 1 v. Individual Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, (IN Super. Ct., June 6, 2023), an Indiana state trial court judge agreed to certify as a class action a suit challenging Indiana's statute restricting abortions.  In the case, the court has already granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs whose religious beliefs permit or require abortions in situations not allowed under Indiana law. (See prior posting.) The court certified the class as:

All persons in Indiana whose religious beliefs direct them to obtain abortions in situations prohibited by Senate Enrolled Act No. 1(ss) who need, or will need, to obtain an abortion and who are not, or will not be, able to obtain an abortion because of the Act.

Indiana Capital Chronicle reports on the decision.