(AP) — Planned Parenthood officials believe Indiana's existing abortion
clinics won't face closure after legislators changed provisions in a bill
that the group worried could impose more building rules on the sites.
presented to an Indiana House committee on Wednesday included a section
that would prohibit the state health department from waiving any building
requirements for an abortion clinic. Planned Parenthood said some clinics
have exemptions from state rules adopted in 2005 without any safety
rewrote the section to allow existing clinic exemptions to continue but
not allow any more waivers from the health department after this year.
provisions are in a broader bill that would force clinics that provide
only drug-induced abortions to meet the same facility requirements as
clinics that perform surgical abortions.