New changes to state law require an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion.
Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are celebrating the judge's decision, but anti-abortion groups are urging the state to appeal the ruling.
A judge granted the preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The law was to set to take effect Friday.
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued the state in April.
An IU reproductive rights expert says the Supreme Court’s ruling on a Texas anti-abortion law could make it easier to strike down some of Indiana’s laws.
The ACLU says the ruling will impact what obstacles other states can enact when it comes to abortion access, including Indiana.
The federal judge indicated a ruling will come before the law takes effect July 1st.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky sued the state in April, calling the law unconstitutional and seeking to prevent it from taking effect July 1.
Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are suing the state over a bill passed this year, which bans abortions based on race, sex, and disability.
Indiana's attorney general says in a brief filed Wednesday that the court should deny Planned Parenthood's request to prevent the law from taking effect July 1.