Enacting consent law in Indiana helps restore parental rights

TITUSVILLE, FL – Thanks to the ongoing effect of the Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case, which overturned Roe vs. Wade, an Indiana law that has been blocked since 2017 will be enacted.

The law requires parental consent before a minor girl can have an abortion. The Court issued an order Monday that allows the state to begin enforcing the law.

“As the days and weeks go on,” Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said, “the far-reaching effect of Dobbs on public policy will become more and more clear. Not only will the direct protection of the unborn advance but also laws like this one that regulate abortion in various reasonable ways will likewise take effect after having been blocked by Roe v. Wade.”

Monday’s order from the Supreme Court prompted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to lift injunctions on several other laws. Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said laws that can now be enacted include minimum facilities requirements for surgical and chemical abortion clinics as well as requirements that medical personnel advise women that human life begins at fertilization and that “objective scientific information shows that a fetus can feel pain at or before 20 weeks of postfertilization age.”  

Father Pavone commented, “Indeed, any law rationally related to legitimate state interests may now be passed to regulate or prohibit abortion.”

SOURCE Priests for Life