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Special judge declines to block Indiana abortion law, for now

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Judge Kelsey Hanlon on Thursday rejected a request by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana to block the enforcement of Indiana’s new near-total ban on abortions.

Judge Hanlon denied a request for a temporary restraining order that would have kept the law, which went into effect at midnight, from taking effect.

A hearing on a preliminary injunction that would also prevent enforcement remains scheduled for Monday in Monroe County.