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All Options v. Attorney General (Indiana)

(S.D. Ind. No. 1:21-cv-01231-JPH-MJD)

This case challenges several recently enacted abortion restrictions in Indiana, including a measure forcing health care providers to share false and misleading information with their patients about “reversing” a medication abortion, a bogus claim that may lead some patients to end a pregnancy based on the mistaken belief that its effects can later be undone.   

The lawsuit also challenges a 2021 ban on patients’ ability to obtain medication abortion via telemedicine.  A nearly identical ban is already being considered by a federal district court judge in separate litigation – Whole Woman’s Health Alliance v. Rokita – challenging a host of abortion restrictions in Indiana.    

There is no scientific evidence that a medication abortion can be reversed after a patient has taken the first medication, and leading medical organizations oppose laws that require healthcare providers to inform their patients of this false and misleading claim.  Forcing providers to give their patients this misinformation is both unethical and unconstitutional; courts in North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee have blocked similar restrictions and Arizona repealed a similar measure after it was challenged in court.  

Defendants:

Attorney General of Indiana; Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health; Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana; and Lake, Marion, Monroe, St Joseph, and Tippecanoe County Prosecutors.

Co-counsel:

Timeline and Key Documents:

May 18, 2021

Plaintiffs file Complaint

May 18, 2021

Plaintiffs file a Motion for Preliminary Injunction

May 26, 2021

A hearing on Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is scheduled for June 21, 2021

June 30, 2021

Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injuction is granted.

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