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Indiana's Abortion Appeal Among Those Awaiting Supreme Court Action

People rally outside the Statehouse in 2016 over an Indiana anti-abortion law.

(FILE PHOTO: Brandon Smith/IPB News)

Both sides of the abortion debate are waiting to see if the Supreme Court adds new disputes over state abortion regulations to its election-year docket.

The justices met in private earlier this week to discuss the hundreds of appeals that piled up over the summer.

One of the most significant of those pending appeals involves abortion regulations in Indiana.

The Indiana mandate would force women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion, replacing a requirement that did not specify when the examination must take place. An appeals court found that new law would impose lengthy travel and additional expenses on some women.

READ MORE: AG Curtis Hill Wants Supreme Court To Hear 2016 Anti-Abortion Case

In recent years, the justices have announced new cases they’ve accepted for full review in advance of the term’s start on the first Monday in October.

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