Abortion Information Center
On September 8, 2022, Senate Enrolled Act 1 – 2022 (special session) (“SEA 1”) became law and made changes to Indiana’s abortion laws. The implementation of SEA 1 was halted by the Indiana courts on September 22, 2022. Subsequently, the Indiana Supreme Court decided that SEA 1 can go into effect. Based on court rules, SEA 1 became effective upon certification on August 21, 2023.
SEA 1 eliminates the state licensure of abortion clinics and requires all abortion procedures (surgical and medication-induced) to be performed in a licensed hospital or licensed outpatient ambulatory surgical center whose majority ownership is held by an Indiana hospital. Therefore, all abortion clinic licenses issued by the Indiana Department of Health have been rendered void and abortion clinics are no longer permitted to provide abortions under any circumstances.
See the full regulatory guidance here: Guidance Regarding the Regulatory Implementation of Senate Enrolled Act 1 – 2022 (ss) – Updated August 22, 2023
As a result of a recent 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, an injunction preventing the enforcement of certain provisions of Senate Enrolled Act 340 (2018) and House Enrolled Act 1211 (2019), was lifted on October 28, 2021, and these provisions are now enforceable. This law sets forth the requirements in Indiana for licensed physicians and hospitals to report certain abortion complications to the state.
- Abortion Complications Reporting Form 56522: Fillable PDF | Fillable Word
- Abortion Complications Reporting Requirement Guidance
Guidance for Implementation of Fetal Disposition Requirements from House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1337
As a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, an injunction preventing the enforcement of certain provisions of HEA 1337 (2016) was lifted September 3, 2019, and these provisions are now enforceable. This law updated the requirements for the disposition of miscarried remains/aborted remains (“fetal remains”) in Indiana.
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Individuals can call or email to make complaints about care provided at any licensed or certified Indiana health care provider or supplier.
Abortion Informed Consent Brochure
The IDOH was required by Indiana statute to develop an informed consent brochure and to post it on the department’s web site (IC 16-34-2-1.5). An abortion provider is required to provide a 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.
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Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care
The Department Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care Information Center is intended to provide information about perinatal hospice and palliative care. Hospice and palliative care services provide medical, nursing, spiritual, emotional, social, and bereavement care to families experiencing consequences of a perinatal loss.
Adoption, Women’s Health, and Assistance
- Federal Government
- Abortion Research Links: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Abortion Surveillance – United States, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - CDC provides annual abortion surveillance data and information on reproduction health.
- Abortion Statistics and Data
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.
- Articles Providing an Overview of Abortion
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