AG: Penalize doctor who spoke of Ohio 10-year-old's abortion
Indiana’s Republican attorney general has asked the state medical licensing board to discipline an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly about providing an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio after its more-restrictive abortion law took effect.
Indiana judge weighing bid to block state's new abortion ban
A top state lawyer has derided arguments that Indiana’s new abortion ban violates the state constitution, saying that Indiana had such laws in place when the constitution was drafted in 1851 and that opponents of the ban are trying to invent a state right to privacy.
Pence says schools reopenings 'best thing for our kids'
Pence told a small audience at Marian University in Indianapolis that having children back in classrooms was a necessary step to seeing more parents returning to jobs. The remarks came even as President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged that some schools in virus hot spots may need to delay their reopening this fall. Opening up our schools again is the best thing for our kids, Pence said. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus coordinator, joined Pence at the event. Pence spoke at the university event after attending a fundraiser for Republican state attorney general candidate Todd Rokita at the suburban Indianapolis home of a supporter.
Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations
FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference in South Bend, Ind. Votes are being tallied Friday, July 10, 2020, to decide whether Republicans will nominate Attorney General Hill for a new term despiteallegations of groping four womenthat resulted in amonth-long suspension of his law license. State party officials announced Rokita defeated Hill and two lesser-known candidates. Weinzapfel has criticized the GOP candidates for supporting Hills participation with other Republican attorneys general in the lawsuit against Obamacare, but Rokitas nomination likely lessens the potential campaign impact of the groping allegations. Rokita has faced several controversies, including allegations that his congressional staffers often felt obligated to do political work to help his campaigns.