Federal judge agrees with CBR, medical science
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the US District Court, Southern District of Indiana, has upheld a key provision of an Indiana law that requires requires women to be informed that “human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.”
The court disagreed with Planned Parenthood’s argument that the statement is “misleading.” From the court order:
Here, the mandated statement states only a biological fact relating to the development of the living organism; therefore, it may be reasonably read to provide accurate, non-misleading information to the patient. Under Indiana law, a physician must disclose the facts and risks of a treatment which a reasonably prudent physician would be expected to disclose under like circumstances, and which a reasonable person would want to know.
In another part of the order, Judge Walton temporarily suspended a provision of the law that defunds organizations like PP. The Alliance Defense Fund believes that this injunction is likely to be appealed. For more details and links, click here.
Update: Reuters reports that Indiana has already filed the appeal.
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