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Seventh Circuit To Consider Host Of Indiana Abortion Restrictions Blocked This Summer By District Court

01.04.21 – (MEDIA ADVISORY) On January 12, 2022, a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit  will consider the merits of a district court’s ruling from August 2021 which blocked a host of unconstitutional abortion restrictions, including a prohibition on qualified advance-practice clinicians providing medication abortion care, a ban on providing second trimester abortion care outside of a hospital or ambulatory surgery center (ASC), and a prohibition against using telemedicine to provide medication abortion care.  The hearing will be remote and is available for live-stream on the court’s YouTube page here.


Oral argument before a panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 10.30A ET/ 9:30A CT

Live stream available here.

Rupali Sharma, Senior Counsel and Director at the Lawyering Project, will represent the plaintiffs at oral argument and is available for media interviews; please contact Jennifer R Miller, Communications Director at the Lawyering Project at to schedule an interview.

Each side is limited to 25 minutes of argument.

Case history

In August 2021 and after a twopart trial, a federal district court permanently blocked a host of Indiana abortion restrictions.

The state appealed that ruling and a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit  court stayed (or blocked) the district court’s ruling.  On January 12, 2022, that panel  will consider the merits of the district court’s ruling, ultimately deciding whether the laws should be permanently blocked.

Plaintiffs in this case – which was filed in 2019 – include Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, All-Options, and an independent abortion provider. They are represented by the Lawyering Project, Kathrine D. Jack of the Jack Law Office LLC, and pro bono attorneys Amy Van Gelder, Lara Flath, Mollie Kornreich, Michael Powell, and Thania Charmani.