Panel Rules in Favor of the Indiana State Department of Health

By St. Joseph County Right to Life | November 28, 2018, 5:00pm


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Earlier today, the most recent hearing in an ongoing licensing dispute between Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) took place. A three-member panel presided at the hearing, with an immediate decision being the mandatory outcome of the proceedings.


The panel decided in favor of the ISDH, ruling that its denial of a license to operate an abortion clinic was just.


Jackie Appleman, Executive Director at St. Joseph County Right to Life issued the following statement in response to the hearing’s outcome: “The decision of today’s panel is a victory for the women and families of Michiana. Abortion is not wanted or needed in South Bend, and we are pleased to see that the panel upheld the ISDH’s initial denial. WWHA’s character and failure to disclose information about related clinics, which was the basis of their license denial, is a threat to our community and we applaud the panel for recognizing that. The women of our community can get all the support they need without the life-ending option of the abortions that would have been offered at this clinic. This decision affirms our conviction that all life in our community should be lived and loved.”


St. Joseph County Right to Life will continue to work tirelessly to advocate for life in our community, spreading truth and knowledge about the positive alternatives to abortion and educating on the harmful effects abortion has on women, the unborn, families, and the community.