AG Hill files appeal to stop South Bend abortion clinic from opening

SOUTH BEND, Ind.—On Sunday, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed federal documents to block a proposed abortion clinic from opening in South Bend.

The Attorney General’s Office said Monday that the documents appeal a federal district court’s Friday ruling that Whole Woman’s Health Alliance may open the South Bend clinic without a license.

AG hill asked for an immediate stay that would prevent the unlicensed clinic from opening until the state’s appeal can be considered.

The legal battle over the clinic proposed by the Texas-based WWHA has been going on for about two years.

The Indiana State Department of Health initially denied the clinic a license to operate in 2018.

On Friday, a judge ruled in favor of an injunction that would allow the abortion-providing clinic in Michiana to open even though the state has not given it a license to do so. The clinic would provide medically-induced abortions to women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant. 

The South Bend clinic would be the seventh clinic that provides abortion in the state of Indiana.

Click here to read the brief filed on Sunday.

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