By Harold W. Reid, The Chicago Times
August 5, 2022
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Indiana House passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state. The bill will now head to the Indiana Senate for review. The bill was passed 62-38 and would ban most abortions with limited exceptions, including rape and incest, and to protect the life and physical health of the mother.
If the bill is passed, Indiana wiill become the first state in the nation to pass new legislation restricting abortions since the US Supreme Court’s ruling in June that returned abortion laws to the states. Friday’s passage came just one week after the Senate passed its version with similar measures.
Currently, Indiana abortion laws permit an abortion up to 22 weeks after the last menstrual period.