Zoeller defending law on Lafayette abortion clinic
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INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Greg Zoeller is arguing a federal judge should uphold a new law that would shut down Lafayette's only abortion clinic.
Zoeller said Wednesday the law reflects the will of Indiana citizens and that plaintiffs suing to block it haven't met their burden of proof.
Indiana lawmakers approved a series of new building requirements for clinics that dispense the RU-486 abortion pill. The law would force Planned Parenthood to shut down its clinic in Lafayette unless major upgrades were completed.
Supporters of the new law say it's needed to protect women's health. Opponents call it an attempt to limit abortions.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana sued over the summer seeking to block the new law before it takes effect Jan. 1.
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