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Pence’s 2016 Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Before Donald Trump picked Mike Pence to run as his vice president in the 2016 presidential election, Pence held political office as the governor of Indiana. Dring his time as governor of the land of corn fields and basketball, the current United States Vice President then signed a law that took away several liberties of women seeking abortions on fetuses inside their own bodies.

One of the key protections that the anti-abortion bill put into action was banning to-be mothers from aborting fetuses if they were suspected to have genetic defects.

According to a federal appeals court on Thursday, April 19, 2018, the legislature signed into action in March 2016 by Pence was recently ruled unconstitutional. The 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals, led by Judge William Bauer, found that such provisions in the law violated precedents of law set forth in previous cases “and are therefore unconstitutional.”

This ruling does, in fact, support a federal court ruling about the same bill, formally known in Indiana state legislature as the House Enrolled Act 1337.

The aforementioned ruling against the bill was brought forward from both Kentucky’s and Indiana’s Planned Parenthood organizations against the Indiana State Department of Health.

Because “there was no medical basis for these restrictions,” said CEO and president of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Christie Gillespie, she felt the ruling would turn out as it did earlier this week.

CNN initially reported this story. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office did not provide any input regarding the matter.