The Indiana legislature on Friday became the first bill to pass a new law restricting access to abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Four} .
The bill is now in the hands of Republican Governor Eric Holcomb, who has not said if he will sign it.
Indiana was one of the earliest Republican-run legislatures to when the Supreme Court granted constitutional protections to abortion laws in June. After passing the repeal judgment, debated strict abortion laws. It is the first state to pass a ban through both houses of Congress after a West Virginia legislator missed a chance to become that state on July 29.
The debate sees Republicans facing several party splits and Democrats likely to get a boost in an election year. So it is taking place in a changing landscape of abortion politics across the country.
The Senate approved a near-total ban, 28-19, hours after Congressmen advanced it 62-38.
This includes limited exceptions to protect the life and physical health of the mother, including in cases of rape and incest. The rape and incest exception is limited to 10 weeks after fertilization, so the victim could not subsequently have an abortion in Indiana. Victims do not have to sign a notarized affidavit attesting to the attack.
Republican Rep. Wendy McNamara of Evansville, who supported the bill, told reporters after the House voted that the bill would "make Indiana one of the most anti-life states in the nation." It will be one," he said.
Outside the House of Commons, abortion rights activists often spoke on behalf of members of Congress, citing "Roe roe roe your vote" and "Take this wall" between church and state. They put up signs that read, "Build it." Some House Democrats wore blazers over pink "Bans Off Our Bodies" T-shirts. and added an exception to protect life. Abortion is also permitted if the fetus is diagnosed with a fatal anomaly.
Indiana legislators have listened to hours of testimony over the past two weeks, but residents on all sides of the issue have seldom, if ever, supported the bill. I did. Abortion rights advocates said the bill went too far, but anti-abortion activists said it hadn't gone far enough.
It largely rejected Democrats' proposals to ask non-binding questions on the entire election ballot, largely by party policy.
The proposal came after voters in Kansas adamantly rejected measures that would allow the Republican-controlled state legislature to enforce abortion. It was the first test of voter sentiment on the issue since Law was overturned.
Indiana House Speaker Todd Houston told reporters if residents were unhappy , said he could vote for new lawmakers.
"It's ultimately up to the Senate," he said. "Voters have an opportunity to vote, and if they don't like it, they have an opportunity both in November and in the future." It was also issued after a political uproar over a 10-year-old rape victim who migrated. The case drew attention when an Indianapolis doctor said the child came to Indiana because of Ohio's "fetal heartbeat" ban.
Democratic Rep. Maureen Bauer said Friday before the vote on the bill, she tearfully spoke about people in her South Bend district opposing the bill — husbands standing behind their wives, fathers supporting their daughters — and women "demanding" me. that we are seen as equals.
"You may not have thought these women would show up," Bauer said. "Maybe they thought we weren't paying attention."
On July 29, West Virginia legislators voted to vote in the Senate to eliminate criminal penalties for doctors performing illegal abortions. The House of Representatives refused to agree to the 1997 amendment, thus missing a chance to become the first state to have a unified ban. Delegates instead asked the conference committee to consider the details between the bills.
The debate comes amid a changing landscape of abortion politics across the country, as Republicans face a party split and Democrats see potential gains in an election year. is done in
Rep. Anne Vermillion took a stand against the bill, accusing her fellow Republicans of calling aborted women "murderers."
"I believe the Lord's promises are grace and kindness," she said. "He wouldn't have jumped to denounce these women."
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