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Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita petitions Indiana Supreme Court to deny a rehearing and to certify state’s new abortion law

by | Aug 2, 2023

By Mike Fichter, President and CEO, Indiana Right to Life

Update –

The Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed its response to the ACLU-Planned Parenthood appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court for a rehearing of Indiana’s new abortion law. The response urges the Court to deny a rehearing and to certify the law, a necessary step for the law to be in effect.

The state’s response reads in part:

Plaintiffs’ invocation of Roe reveals what this case is about—whether “policy-making responsibility” for abortion should be vested in democratically accountable representatives or “our five-member, unelected Court, which does not have the institutional tools to discern Hoosiers’ divergent views on whether” and when abortion should be legal. Planned Parenthood, 211 N.E.3d at 980. But Roe—an unprincipled exercise of “raw judicial power” by the U.S. Supreme Court that “has embittered our political culture for a half century”—provides a cautionary tale against exercising such raw power here. Dobbs, 142 S. Ct. at 2241 (citation omitted). The Court should not tolerate plaintiffs’ continued attempts to make the judiciary abortion policy czars.”

Further updates will be provided as this develops. Please pray for the wisdom of the Indiana Supreme Court justices, as well as for all leaders working to bring the new law into full effect.

For Life.

Editor’s note. You can catch up on some of the further details by going here.

Categories: State Legislation