Planned Parenthood drops suit challenging Indiana ultrasound requirement

Planned Parenthood has agreed to drop a lawsuit against an Indiana law requiring an ultrasound for women prior to having an abortion.

“Due to events that have occurred in the more than three years since this court entered the preliminary injunction—including, Plaintiff’s addition of a new ultrasound machine at a new clinic in Fort Wayne—the parties have conferred and agree that, on January 1, 2021, the preliminary injunction should be vacated and this case should be dismissed,” said an Aug. 19 court filing from Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the state of Indiana.

State Attorney General Curtis Hill celebrated the decision.

“I’m pleased that Planned Parenthood saw the likelihood that this very reasonable law ultimately would be upheld,” he said in a statement. “To their credit, they recognized the merits of avoiding further legal wrangling over this matter.”

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