Phones at Indiana abortion clinics began ringing after a judge on Thursday prevented the state's abortion ban from being implemented.

People are ready to receive the medical care they need and that they desire now that they are aware that abortion is once again allowed.

Against the ban, Owen County Judge Kelsey Hanlon ordered a preliminary injunction.

As abortion clinic owners claim in a lawsuit that it violates the state constitution, the new law has been put on hold.

The ban required Indiana's seven abortion facilities to surrender their state licences.

On August 5, the Republican-controlled state Legislature approved the prohibition, and GOP Governor Eric Holcomb then signed it into law.

There is a good chance that the Indiana Constitution's rights of freedom are violated by this severe constraint on personal autonomy, the judge said.