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Federal Judge Blocks Complete Enforcement of New Indiana Abortion Law

Judge Sarah Evans Barker is blocking the new requirement that a court notify parents when a girl under 18 seeks the court's permission for an abortion.

INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has blocked full enforcement of Indiana's new abortion law which would have made it tougher for your daughters to get an abortion without your knowledge.

Judge Sarah Evans Barker says government policy must consider two realities--that such decisions effect everyone and that children have their own identities, interests and legal standing...with more expansive "legal entitlements" the closer they get to the age of majority.

With that, she is blocking the new requirement that a court notify parents when a girl under 18 seeks the court's permission for an abortion.

As well as the new provision that doctors require identification from the parents and provide their own sworn affadavit. It's a preliminary injunction, meaning that a final order will come later.

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