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Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawai’i, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Inc., et al., v. Members of the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana, in their official capacities, et al. (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, where the cost of care can be prohibitive. Indiana’s abortion ban violates the fundamental liberty rights established by the Indiana Constitution.


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

State files Reply

December 1, 2022

Plaintiffs file Response in Opposition

November 2, 2022

State files Opening Brief

October 12, 2022

State’s Emergency Motion to Stay is denied and the Indiana Supreme Court accepts the case

September 22, 2022

Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction is granted

August 30, 2022

Plaintiffs file Complaint

Related Media

October 13, 2022

Press Release: Indiana Supreme Court Continues to Block Abortion Ban

September 22, 2022

Press Release: Abortion Access Restored in Indiana

August 30, 2022

Press Release: Health Care Providers and Pregnancy Resource Center File Suit to Stop Indiana’s Abortion Ban