The suit against the mandate, which the American Civil Liberties Union of IN and Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky filed, argued that nine women were unable to get abortions because they could not afford to make two trips to clinics.
Judge Tanya Pratt negated that mandate last week, saying it would create "significant financial and other burdens" on Planned Parenthood and its clients - particularly low-income women.
"Some contend that other health providers - such as community health centers - could fill the gap in family planning and other women's health services if federal funding were to be cut off to Planned Parenthood", Collins said in 2015.
Last week, Republicans on a committee in the Iowa House endorsed a ban on almost all abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, tabling a separate abortion restriction that would have started at about the sixth of a pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That clause adds an 18-hour waiting period to an existing requirement that a woman have an ultrasound before she can have an abortion. Every woman that is counseled for abortion care receives information about all options.
The state of IN has 30 days IN which it can appeal the preliminary injunction.
Some 25 USA states have laws regarding ultrasounds and abortions, but only three states require medical staff to display and describe the images, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit group focusing on health issues.
Pratt, who heard arguments on the case in November, found that the state had not presented "compelling evidence" to support its argument that the mandate would help convince pregnant women not to have an abortion.
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Planned Parenthood does way more than just provide abortions.
Pratt also found that "there is little to no concrete evidence" to support the state's argument that informed-consent waiting periods decrease the likelihood that a woman will go through with an abortion they already made a decision to have. The findings indicated that 99 percent of women proceeded with an abortion after not viewing the ultrasound, compared with 98.4 percent who viewed the ultrasound.
So far, the ruling says that nine women have not been able to obtain an abortion due to the new ultrasound law.
Ken Falk, legal director of the ACLU of IN, which represented Planned Parenthood IN district court, said IN a Monday news conference that Planned Parenthood does not have sufficient staff or funds to extend its ultrasound services to additional health centers around the state.
In a statement posted on the website of the Irvine center he founded, Daleiden said the "bogus charges from Planned Parenthood's political cronies are fake news". The same federal judge also issued injunctions stopping those requirements from being put into effect.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said that while he does not agree with the court's decision, "My office is considering our next steps in the litigation".