South Bend abortion clinic expected to open within weeks

A South Bend abortion clinic is expected to open within a few weeks after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the long-fought case on Friday.

The Whole Woman’s Health Alliance on Lincolnway West plans to provide medically-induced abortions for women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant, even though the state hasn’t given it a license to do so.

Last year, the Indiana State Department of Health denied the clinic a license to operate.

With Friday’s ruling, Judge Sarah Evans Baker called the state’s rejection a “substantial obstacle” for women.

While people behind the clinic call the decision a victory, others are outraged.