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Abortion provider asks federal court for emergency relief to open South Bend clinic

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Whole Woman's Health Alliance filed a complaint in federal court asking for emergency relief from state licensing requirements so it can open a clinic in South Bend.

The group filed for a license to open the clinic in South Bend with the Indiana State Department of Health over a year ago.

The license was denied.

The group is asking the courts for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to allow them to open.

They allege the state is singling them out and "applying the licensing law against them in an arbitrary and discriminatory way," according to a press release from the group.

“Families in Northern Indiana need a place to turn to for safe, compassionate abortion care,” said Amy Hagstrom Miller the President and CEO of Whole Woman's Health Alliance in a press release. “We came to South Bend at the request of members of the community. We have done everything possible to open this clinic, but have been met with nothing but politically motivated, medically unnecessary obstruction by state bureaucrats.”

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