Federal judge blocks Indiana's controversial abortion law

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(Worthy News) - A federal judge granted an injunction Thursday that temporarily blocks a controversial new Indiana law that prohibits abortions based on the fetus' gender or disability.

The law, passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly, seeks to outlaw abortions in cases where the mother wants to terminate her pregnancy because the baby has been diagnosed a disability -- and in cases when that decision is based on the sex of the fetus.

Gov. Mike Pence signed the new law on March 24.

Thursday, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunction, which prevents the law from taking effect until the controversial matter is settled in the courts. [ Source ]

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