AG Hill asks Supreme Court to evaluate South Bend abortion clinic ruling

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill on Tuesday announced his office has filed documents to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to evaluate a lower court’s decision to let Whole Woman’s Health Alliance operate without a license.

The Texas-based abortion clinic opened in South Bend with a provisional license and now provides chemical abortions to patients.

The clinic was initially denied a license because the state’s health department said it failed to provide requested documentation.

In August, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction saying that the clinic could operate without the license on the basis that the licensing scheme was being used unconstitutionally.

A trial is slated for August of 2020 to decide if the clinic will permanently stay open.

Hill is now asking that the Supreme Court reverse the lower court’s ruling and give Indiana the authority to enforce its own licensing requirements for abortion clinics.

It is not known if the Supreme Court will take on the case.

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