Indiana became the first state since the Supreme Court abolished Raw vs. Wade to pass a near-total ban on abortion.
Governor Eric Holcomb (right) signed the Senate’s first registration bill within an hour after both houses of Republican-controlled states passed the bill during a special session Friday.
The bill was approved in the House, 62-38, in the afternoon, and later in the Senate, 28-19. None of the Democrats voted in favor of the legislation, and some Republicans joined in.
Some exceptions are included in the abortion ban, such as rape or incest ten weeks after fertilization, endangering the mother’s life, and if the fetus has a fatal diagnosis. Under these exceptions, the operation is only allowed up to 20 weeks after fertilization.
If an abortion is to be performed under one of these exceptions, it is permitted to be performed only in a hospital or hospital-owned facility, Associated Press (AP) mentioned. This means that all abortion clinics will lose their license, the news agency noted.
If a doctor performs an illegal abortion or does not properly submit the required reports, he risks losing his medical license.
The legislation enters into force on September 15.
Indiana’s current abortion law allows the procedure to be performed up to 22 weeks after a mother’s last menstrual period, CNN pointed.
“After a coup RoHolcomb said in statement After passing the legislation. “Personally, I am most proud of every Hauser who has come forward to so bravely share his views in a debate that is unlikely to stop any time soon.”
After the bill passed in the House, Representative Wendy McNamara (right), a sponsor of Act No. 1 registered in the Senate, He said The legislation “makes Indiana one of the most pro-life states in the country.”
The White House issued a statement Saturday, he criticized the legislation as “another drastic step by Republican lawmakers to usurp women’s reproductive rights and freedom.”
While many states have laws in place that went into effect after the Supreme Court ruling in late June Dobbs vs Women’s Health JacksonIndiana did not have a statute in place and became the first state to enact legislation restricting abortion.
The bill follows after the West Virginia legislature Failed To pass an abortion ban last week, voters in Kansas overwhelmingly rejected a provision to repeal abortion protections from the state constitution on Tuesday.
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