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US Supreme Court sends decision against Indiana parental notification law back to 7th Circuit

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The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Denise Harle, director of the ADF Center for Life, regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to vacate the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit’s decision in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, instructing that court to re-evaluate its ruling (in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization) against an Indiana law ensuring that parents are notified if their minor children seek an abortion:

“The well-being of both babies and young women is more important than the bottom line of abortionists. All this law has sought to do is uphold the duty and desire of parents to protect their own children rather than allow them to be taken advantage of by others. We trust that the 7th Circuit will conclude, now that the Supreme Court has returned policy decisions of this sort to the states, that Indiana’s law ensuring that parents have the opportunity to be involved in their children’s life-changing decisions is legitimate. No one should desire to prevent a pregnant mother from understanding the true implications of an abortion procedure.”

On behalf of Susan B. Anthony List, ADF attorneys filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in favor of Indiana’s law.

  • Pronunciation guide: Harle (HAR’-lee)

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.

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