Hearing set on constitutionality of Indiana abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A federal judge is to hold a hearing to consider a request to block Indiana’s new abortion law from taking effect July 1.

Planned Parenthood wants an injunction to stop the law from taking effect. The law mandates that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated and bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities. Planned Parenthood argues the law is unconstitutional and violates women’s privacy rights.

A judge will hold a hearing Tuesday on the case.

The state of Indiana has argued in briefs filed in the case that the court should deny the injunction request. Lawyers for the state say the law is constitutional and a way to ensure “human remains are treated with dignity and respect.”

Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the measure in March.

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