'Can't Assume The Worst' Of Abortion Notice Law, Ind. Says

By Lauraann Wood (January 5, 2018, 4:09 PM EST) -- The state of Indiana asked the Seventh Circuit on Friday to lift an injunction on its statute entitling parents to be notified of their unemancipated minor's intent to undergo an abortion, saying that the court "cannot just assume the worst scenario is going to play out" before the law can even take effect.

The state told a three-judge panel that the lower court incorrectly applied a standard outlined in Bellotti v. Baird saying evidence must exist of inevitable harm to result from a statute for it to be blocked ahead of taking effect, rejecting the contention of both the panel and...

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