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Planned Parenthood Finds Another Judge Willing to Legislate Abortion from Bench

by | Jun 29, 2017

Judge Sarah Evans Barker Issues Injunction Against Portions of SEA 404

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

Judge Sarah Evans Barker

INDIANAPOLIS – Judge Sarah Evans Barker issued a preliminary injunction yesterday against portions of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 404 in a case brought by Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union.

SEA 404 is a new parental rights law designed to give parents more rights if their minor daughter seeks an abortion. Portions of SEA 404 not blocked by Barker take effect Jul. 1.

“Indiana’s new parental rights law was passed by a majority of our duly elected state legislators and signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Hoosiers are tired of seeing activist judges legislate abortion from the bench. Planned Parenthood runs straight to the courts anytime they find a law they don’t like. Planned Parenthood is not winning in the court of public opinion and their clients are leaving them in droves, but they can always count on the judicial branch to hand them a victory.


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