AG Curtis Hill asks Supreme Court to uphold Indiana law

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FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference in South Bend, Ind. Lawyers for Hill are trying to block two women from testifying about previous sexual misconduct allegations as he faces claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. The state’s attorney disciplinary commission wants the women to testify about Hill’s actions when he was the Elkhart County prosecutor before becoming attorney general in 2017. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

 

INDIANAPOLIS (WEHT)-Friday, Attorney General Curtis Hill asked the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm the constitutionality of Indiana’s law requiring parental notice when minors obtain abortions.

The law requires parental notice, except for when a juvenile court rules that notifying the parents is not in the child’s best interest.

Nothing in the U.S. Constitution prohibits Indiana from requiring parental notification when an unemancipated minor is getting an abortion,” Attorney General Hill said.

The law applies to minors who already have obtained an exemption from a juvenile court allowing them to proceed with an abortion without parental permission as typically required under Indiana law.

A three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held a preliminary injunction against the enforcement of Indiana’s parental notice law.

That court then declined Indiana’s petition for a rehearing of the matter by the full court.

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(This story was originally published on December 30, 2019)

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