Indiana is the first state to enact a near-total ban on abortion after Supreme Court Roe v. Wade had picked up.
The new restrictions, set to begin Sept. 15, were signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb within an hour of the bill passing Friday after a marathon legislative session.
The near-ban includes some exceptions that allow abortions in cases of rape and incest before 10 weeks after conception; to protect the life and physical health of the mother; and when a fetus is diagnosed with a fatal problem.
After that, abortions are only allowed in hospitals or outpatient facilities controlled by hospitals. Abortion clinics will lose their licenses to operate in the state under the new legislation. Doctors who perform illegal abortions risk losing their medical license.
“I am personally very proud of every Hoosier who has come forward to boldly share their views in a debate that is unlikely to end anytime soon,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a statement after the bill was signed. “For my part as your governor, I will continue to listen.”
Indiana was one of the first Republican-led lawmakers to debate abortion restrictions following the June Supreme Court ruling. The state Senate passed the abortion bill by a 28-19 vote, and the House of Representatives voted 62-38 in favor of the near-ban.
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