Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Friday the state will appeal a federal judge’s recent ruling halting parts of the state’s new anti-abortion law.
Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker temporarily blocked three provisions of the controversial measure dealing with underage girls who seek abortions. Barker, a Reagan appointee, said one created an undue burden on those young women, another was too vague to enforce, and the third violated the First Amendment.
Attorney General Hill says Barker’s ruling makes it easier for a 14-year-old to get an abortion than a tattoo. And he accuses Barker of saying parents shouldn’t be involved in their child’s decision to have an abortion.
Hill says the state will appeal Barker’s temporary injunction to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.