STATEWIDE — Another lawsuit has been filed due to Indiana’s new abortion ban bill, known as Senate Bill 1.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) announced Thursday that their latest lawsuit claims Senate Bill 1 is a violation of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hoosier Jews for Choice, and five women who say their religious beliefs state they must be able to obtain an abortion. More specifically, those woman say they must be able to get an abortion under the circumstance that are banned under Senate Bill 1.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act prevents the state government from interfering with someone’s religious beliefs, unless the government can prove it has a compelling reason.
Another lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Indiana and other groups claim Senate Bill 1, which goes into effect September 15th, violates the Indiana Constitution’s right to privacy and equal privileges protections.