Pro-choice advocates attribute the decline to availability of contraceptives. Pro-life groups cite new laws aimed at restricting or reducing abortions.
The state has agreed to end the legal battle over a law putting tougher restrictions on chemical abortion clinics.
The law redefines abortion clinics to put stronger restrictions on facilities that provide the abortion pill mifepristone.
The Planned Parenthood facility in Bedford is shutting down after seeing a significant decline in the number of patients it sees each year.
The legislation requires backup physicians to have proof of their admitting privileges on record with the state Department of Health.
A measure in the Indiana Senate requires abortion clinics’ backup physicians to report their name to the state Department of Health.
The bill would now only require abortion doctors and backup physicians to have their admitting privileges in writing with the health providers and the state.
The judge's ruling stops Indiana from enforcing a law that would impose new requirements on abortion clinics that provide only chemical abortions.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sues Indiana General Assembly on behalf of the Planned Parenthood facility in Lafayette.
The ruling from a federal judge ends a two year legal battle between the state and Planned Parenthood.