Abortion Information Center
During the 2011 Session of the Indiana General Assembly, the General Assembly passed Public Law 193-2011 [House Bill 1210] pertaining to abortion matters. Public Law 193-2011 required the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) to post Internet web site links concerning materials described in the statute on the IDOH’s web site.
Senate Enrolled Act 371 (2013) required the IDOH to develop an informed consent brochure and post on the IDOH web site. The statute also required the IODH to develop forms certifying that abortion information has been provided to the pregnant woman seeking an abortion.
This web site is provided by the IDOH in compliance with statutory requirements. This site provides the abortion informed consent brochure and links to external sites that provide information about abortion. This information is intended to be informational. The Indiana Department of Health does not endorse nor is responsible for the content provided in external links. References to legal requirements in may refer to legal requirements in other states and not necessarily be applicable in Indiana.
Abortion Informed Consent Brochure
The IDOH was required by Indiana statute to develop an informed consent brochure and post on the department’s web site [Senate Enrolled Act 371 (2013) - IC 16-34-2-1.5]. The abortion provider is required to provide the pregnant woman with a color copy of the brochure [IC 16-34-2-1.1(a)(4)]. The IDOH Abortion Informed Consent Brochure is the statutorily required brochure.
The printer/copier version may be used to print the brochure from a desktop printer or standard copier. The pages will print individually in numerical order.
- Abortion Informed Consent, Form 55320: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Available Counseling after an Abortion, Form 56615: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certificate of Provision of Perinatal Hospice Information (Time of Abortion Consent Decision), Form 56108: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certification of Provision of Perinatal Hospice Information (Time of Diagnosis of a Lethal Fetal Anomaly), Form 56113: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Perinatal Hospice Information Center
- Disposition of Aborted Fetus Certification, Form 56114: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Fetal Ultrasound and Heart Tone Certification, Form 55321: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Abortion Complications Reporting Form 56522: Fillable PDF | Fillable Word
- Abortion Complications Reporting Requirement Guidance
- Certificación de Consentimiento Informado para la Práctica Clínica de un Aborto, Form 56159: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Orientación Disponible Después de un Aborto, Form 56158: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certificación de Suministro de Información de Hospicio Perinatal (Decisión de Consentimiento de Tiempo del Aborto), Form 56155: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certificación de Suministro de Información de Hospicio Perinatal (Al Momento del Diagnóstico de una Anomalía Fetal Letal), Form 56156: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certificación de Eliminación del Feto Abortado, Form 56114: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
- Certificación de Ultrasonido y Frecuencia Cardiaca Fetal, Form 55321: Fillable PDF | Non-Fillable Word
Statutes and Rules
Information on Abortion
Indiana 211 Service
Indiana 211 Partnership, Inc. (IN211) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building the 2-1-1 system for Indiana. The goal is to create a seamless network of information and referral services that enables anyone in Indiana in need of human services to have quick referrals to those who provide them by dialing 2-1-1. Additionally, aggregate data will be collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) recognized the Partnership as the proper administrator for the 2-1-1 dialing code on February 20, 2002, and issued a final order on June 17, 2004. The Indiana General Assembly passed legislation supporting 2-1-1 that became effective July 1, 2004 (I.C. 8-1-19.5). IN211 is actively working to implement 2-1-1 service in order to serve all Hoosiers through linked IN211 Centers.
Learn more about your local 2-1-1 at http://www.in211.org/
Adoption, Women’s Health, and Assistance
Abortion Information and Research
- Abortion Research Links: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Pub Med, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Institute of Health - This site provides search capabilities for medical research. Searching for “abortion” provides a sizeable number of refereed journal articles related to abortion.
- Abortion Statistics and Data
Abortion Surveillance – United States, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - CDC provides annual abortion surveillance data and information on reproduction health.
- Articles Providing an Overview of Abortions
Abortion, Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health - This article provides abortion information to include overviews, specific resulting conditions, risks, journal articles, statistics, and handouts
Medical abortion, Mayo Clinic - This article provides an overview of abortion procedures to include risks, expectations, and after the procedure information.
Medical abortion, Mayo Clinic - This article provides a definition, risks, how you prepare, and what to expect from an abortion procedure.
Induced abortion, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - This site provides an overview of abortions to include types of abortions, risks, and a glossary of terms.
- Fetal Development Information
Medline Plus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health -This article discusses how a human baby is conceived and how the baby develops inside the mother's womb. The site includes images of fetal development.
Healthy pregnancy, Mayo Clinic - The Mayo Clinic site provides information to assist in understanding pregnancy week by week to help individuals make good decisions throughout the pregnancy. The article includes images of fetal development.
- Post-abortion Issues
Page Updated: September 2022