Indiana Becomes 1st State To Approve Abortion Ban Post Roe

Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor, at podium just right of center, of Indianapolis, speaks to Indiana senators ahead of voting, in Indianapolis, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, to concur on a near-total abortion ban. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)

(AP) — Indiana has become the first state in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June that overturned Roe v. Wade. Indiana lawmakers on Friday approved the near-total abortion ban with some exceptions, including in cases of rape, incest, and to protect the life and physical health of the mother. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb immediately signed the bill. Indiana was among the first Republican-run state legislatures to debate tighter abortion laws after the Supreme Court ruling that removed constitutional protections for the procedure.


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