Indiana House passes abortion ban, sends to Senate
ARLEIGH RODGERS Associated Press/Report for America
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana House has passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, sending the legislation back to the state Senate to confer on House changes.
House members on Friday advanced the near-total abortion ban 62-38 with limited exceptions, including in cases of rape and incest, and to protect the life and physical health of the mother. The measure now goes to the Senate.
If approved as is, Indiana lawmakers will become the first in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in June removing its protected status as a constitutional right.
The measure then would go to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has not indicated whether he would sign it.