Just a few hours after Indiana adopted a bill that would prohibit dilation and evacuation abortions, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent the law from taking effect.
According to the ACLU, the lawsuit was Thursday filed because it puts “substantial and unwarranted burden on women’s ability to obtain second-trimester, pre-viability, abortions.”
Scheduled to take effect on July 1st, the bill was signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb during the Indiana General Assembly. The bill seeks to ban what the legislation calls ‘dismemberment abortion’.
Gov. Holcomb’s office declined to comment on the lawsuit.