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Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Inc. v. Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, in their official capacities (Indiana)

(Case No. 22S-PL-00338 / Trial Cause No. 53C06-2208-PL-001756)

This lawsuit challenges Indiana’s abortion ban (S.B.1), the first ban passed by a state legislature following the reversal of Roe v. Wade in June 2022.  The law imposes felony-level criminal penalties on providers who violate the law.  It also eliminates licensed abortion clinics, where the vast majority of abortions in Indiana currently occur, forcing any Hoosiers who qualify for the exceedingly narrow exceptions to the ban to access abortion care in a hospital, which is neither affordable nor accessible for most patients.

After being blocked for nearly a year, the Indiana Supreme Court allowed the ban to take effect in August 2023.


Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana and Prosecutors of Hendricks County, Lake County, Marion County, Monroe County, St. Joseph County, Tippecanoe County, and Warrick County

Timeline and Key Documents:

January 19, 2023

State Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument

December 16, 2022

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