Lafayette abortion clinic at risk

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A federal judge has set a June 1, 2015 trial date on the constitutionality of an Indiana law that would effectively shut down Lafayette’s only abortion clinic.

The Indianapolis Star reports U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson set the trial date this week. In November, she issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law that was set to take effect Jan. 1.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is challenging rules passed by Republican lawmakers last year mandating that clinics that perform nonsurgical abortions by dispensing the abortion pill known as RU-486 meet the same standards as those that perform surgical abortions.

The law would effectively shut down the only abortion clinic in Lafayette by requiring that it add a recovery room, surgical equipment and other upgrades. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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