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Planned Parenthood Says They Will Likely Go To Court Over New State Law

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana says it will likely launch a legal challenge to the new anti-abortion measure that Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law on Wednesday.

The legislation imposes a new series of regulations on clinics that administer the abortion-inducing drug RU-486.

It requires those clinics to meet surgical standards, whether they offer surgical abortions or not.

Doctor’s offices do not have to meet the same standards.

The new law has other provisions such as requiring that doctors give women seeking abortions color pamphlets showing a fetus at varying stages of development, and that a woman who wishes not to listen to the fetal heartbeat or view ultrasound images say so in writing.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has already said the bill will force expensive changes at its Lafayette clinic, where the abortion-inducing drug is currently offered but surgical abortions are not.

Indiana Right to Life, which lobbied hard for the new abortion law, said the new requirement that clinics meet surgical standards is critical so that a woman who encounters complications can receive proper medical cars.

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