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Indiana House of Representatives passes abortion ban

The Indiana House of Representatives passed abortion ban Senate Bill 1 on Friday with a 62-38 vote. The House’s version of the bill has exceptions for rape and incest with a cutoff of 10 weeks, an exception for lethal fetal anomalies with a cutoff of 20 weeks and an exception for the pregnant person’s life and physical health. 

Indiana is one step closer to being the first state to pass abortion restrictions in a special session following the overturning of Roe v. Wade. 

Other changes to the bill include an elimination of the requirement for affidavits to be notarized, no longer granting Attorney General Todd Rokita jurisdiction over prosecution in certain abortion cases and the termination of licensure of abortion clinics. 

The bill will be heard again in the Senate tonight, where legislators will approve or deny changes made in the House. If passed, the bill will become law September 15.

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