Indiana First State to Pass Near-Total Abortion Ban Since Roe Overturned

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Indiana became the archetypal state since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade to walk a near-total prohibition connected abortion.

Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed Senate Enrolled Act 1 wrong the hr aft some Republican controlled-state chambers passed the measure during a peculiar league connected Friday.

The measure passed successful the House, 62-38, successful the day and aboriginal successful the Senate, 28-19. No Democrats voted successful favour of the legislation, with immoderate Republicans joining them.

Some exceptions are included successful the termination ban, specified arsenic rape oregon incest 10 weeks aft fertilization, endangerment of the mother’s life, and if the fetus has a fatal diagnosis. Under these exceptions, the process is lone permitted up to 20 weeks aft fertilization.

If an termination is to beryllium performed nether 1 of those exceptions, it is lone permitted to instrumentality spot successful a infirmary oregon a installation owned by a hospital, the Associated Press (AP) reported. This means that each termination clinics volition suffer their license, the quality bureau noted.

If a doc performs an amerciable termination oregon does not decently record the required reports, they hazard losing their aesculapian license.

Abortion protesters effort to handout lit arsenic they basal successful the driveway of a Planned Parenthood session successful Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy File)

The authorities volition instrumentality effect connected September 15.

Indiana’s existent termination instrumentality allows the process to instrumentality spot for up to 22 weeks aft the mother’s past menstrual cycle, CNN noted.

“Following the overturning of Roe, I stated intelligibly that I would beryllium consenting to enactment authorities that made advancement successful protecting life,” Holcomb said successful a statement aft the passing of the legislation. “I americium personally astir arrogant of each Hoosier who came guardant to courageously stock their views successful a statement that is improbable to cease immoderate clip soon.”

After the measure passed the House, State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R), a sponsor of Senate Enrolled Act 1, said that the legislation “makes Indiana 1 of the astir pro-life states successful the nation.”

The White House released a statement Saturday, criticizing the authorities as “another extremist measurement by Republican legislators to instrumentality distant women’s reproductive rights and freedom.”

While galore states had trigger laws that went into effect pursuing the Supreme Court’s precocious June ruling successful Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Indiana did not person a trigger instrumentality successful spot and became the archetypal authorities to walk authorities restricting abortion.

The measure follows aft the West Virginia legislature failed to walk an termination prohibition past week and Kansas voters overwhelmingly rejected a proviso to instrumentality termination protections retired of the state’s constitution connected Tuesday.

You tin travel Ethan Letkeman connected Twitter at @EthanLetkeman.

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