A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law banning abortions on babies with genetic disorders, such as Down Syndrome. The Dignity for the Unborn law makes it illegal to perform abortions because of a genetic disability, the baby’s race or sex.
While the Indiana attorney general’s office said it will not appeal the temporary injunction, it will continue to fight for the law that protects preborn babies.
Bryan Corbin, a spokesman for the attorney general, told the Associated Press that after review, there would be no appeal “at this point.” If the judge makes the injunction permanent, they “would likely appeal that.”
Indiana Right to Life isn’t surprised Judge Tanya Walton Pratt put a hold on the law.
“Abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood turn to activist judges anytime they believe their lucrative businesses are threatened,” Mike Fletcher said. “It is no surprise that a judge appointed by Obama with a history of ruling against pro-life measures would block the Dignity for the Unborn law.”