U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who issued Friday's ruling, agreed.
The General Assembly is also considering legislation that would imposed a 20-week abortion ban in Pennsylvania and "criminalize the safest medical procedure for second trimester abortions", according to Stevens.
The law took effect on July 1, 2016. The 18-hour mandate only applied to "informed consent appointments", during which abortion providers were required to provide women with information regarding pregnancy and abortions. Attorneys for the State of IN argued that the ultrasound and waiting period do not constitute an undue burden, and that the Supreme Court has previously decided not to overturn mandatory ultrasound laws.
While the radical abortion lobby and many on the political left argue that the Hyde Amendment prevents tax-payer money from going towards abortions, this is simply a deception tactic.
The state can appeal the judge's decision. Daleiden, leader of the California-based Center for Medical Progress, which released the secretly filmed videos used to accuse Planned Parenthood of trading in aborted fetal tissue, appeared at a Houston court and was offered a probation deal on charges including using a fake government document, prosecutors said.
"The court concluded, by granting the preliminary injunction, that PPINK was likely to ultimately succeed in its claim that the law was unconstitutional as an undue burden on a woman's constitutional rights".
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The state said the mandate was meant to convince women not to have an abortion by having them view an ultrasound the day before their abortion, rather than the day of the abortion.
Prior to the law's enactment, women could have an ultrasound done the same day as an abortion.
CEO of Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky, Betty Cockrum, says the requirement flew IN the face of evidence-based medical practices. The ACLU filed the federal lawsuit on behalf of Planned Parenthood. These federally qualified health centers are effective, properly networked and provide the same exact services as Planned Parenthood, minus the practice of abortion.
The judge also gave the state 10 days to come up with a plan to avoid "unintended collateral damage" to other abortion clinic requirements "outside the concern of the Supreme Court in the Texas case".
ACLU of IN legal director Ken Falk calls it a "strong" decision.
"To date, every court to consider the issue on the merits has ruled that state politicians can not block access to care at Planned Parenthood through the Title X family planning program", the organization said in a statement.