MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Abortion services have been suspended at one of
Indiana's six licensed abortion clinics while it looks for a new backup
doctor required by state law.
Indiana State Department of Health told the Planned Parenthood Clinic in
Merrillville that it's prohibited from providing abortions after a doctor's
affiliation with the clinic ended July 13. State law requires clinics have a
doctor with admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky CEO Christie Gillespie says the
Merrillville clinic continues providing other services. Gillespie tells The
(Northwest Indiana) Times she wouldn't comment on the personnel issue and
expected the clinic will soon be able to perform abortions again.
Guttmacher Institute research group says Indiana is among eight states with
an enforceable hospital admitting-privileges requirement.