INDIANAPOLIS – A group of abortion-rights opponents claimed Monday that a Lafayette clinic that offers RU-486, aka the abortion pill, is violating Indiana law by performing abortions without a license.
Indiana Right to Life Legislative Director Sue Swayze said in a prepared statement that the group has sent a letter asking the state attorney general’s office to investigate whether Planned Parenthood’s clinic in Lafayette meets the same standards for inspections and licensing that are required for all abortion clinics in Indiana.
Swayze said the Lafayette clinic didn’t appear on a state health department list of licensed abortion clinics.
“Women who visit this Planned Parenthood office deserve to find a facility that meets the state requirements for health and safety required of all other Indiana abortion clinics,” Swayze said.
A spokesman for the Indiana State Department of Health would not comment on the clinic’s licensing status or whether abortions with RU-486 are treated the same as surgical abortions under state law.
“The ISDH will have to investigate the specific facts before determining if this practice violates any laws of Indiana for which ISDH is responsible for enforcing,” spokesman Ken Severson said in an email.