A new Indiana law set to take effect on Jan. 1 has been put on hold by a federal judge.
The law would have effectively shut down Lafayette’s only abortion clinic.
Lawyers for the ACLU argued the state law violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause.
The U.S. District Court Judge blocked the start of the new law while she considers a challenge filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. The law would require the abortion clinic in Lafayette to add things such as a recovery room and surgical equipment.