A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Monday that requires abortion facilities to bury or cremate aborted babies, ruling that the measure violates some women’s religious freedom.
The law passed in 2016 to ensure that abortion facilities do not sell or improperly dispose of aborted babies’ bodies. Planned Parenthood also challenged the law, but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state in 2019.
On Monday, however, U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young ruled that the law is unconstitutional on religious freedom and free speech grounds in response to a separate lawsuit, The Indianapolis Star reports.
“The Constitution prohibits ‘mechanisms,...