Supporters of abortion rights crowd the hallways of Indiana State Building during the day while lawmakers threw their votes, some are holding signs saying “You can only ban safe abortions” and “Abortion is a health concern.” Moments after the vote, some protesters embraced and others stood stunned before the crowd dispersed. out into chants of “We will not stop.”
‘Not her body, not her choice’: Indiana lawmakers on abortion ban
In a statement released after the bill was signed, Holcomb said he was “clear” after the fall of Caviar that he would be ready support anti-abortion legislation. He also highlighted “carefully negotiated” exceptions in law, which, he said, concerns “certain of unimaginable circumstances in which a woman or an unborn child could face”.
Before settling on exceptions, Republican lawmakers disagreed on how far away law should go, with some members of the Republican Party defect to the side with democrats in demanding that abortion be legal in cases of rape and incest.
vote subsequent days of testimonies of citizens and the debate that flared up in times. “Sir, I’m not a killer,” Rep. René Pak (D) said. in camera after Rep. John Jacob (right), enduring abortion opponent who wanted exceptions for rape removed described the procedure as murder.
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Abortion rights organizations were quick to condemn Friday’s decision. Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said vote “He was cruel and will prove destructive for pregnant people and their families in Indiana and all over region”. “Khuzirs is not want it,” Johnson said.
In a statement against abortion group Indiana’s Right to Life opposed the exceptions and stated that new The law didn’t go far enough in cutting abortion access.
Indiana Republican push to ban abortion access costs in striking contrast with overwhelming support for it’s voters in Kansas, where they voted to try to repeal abortion protection. down This week in other traditionally conservative state. This victory is likely to bolster the hopes of the Democratic Party that the Supreme Court decision beat down Rowe vs. Wade energize voters of midterm elections.
In Indiana, Democratic lawmakers described Kansas vote how warning his republican colleagues consider possible consequences from voters.
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Unlike many of its predominantly conservative neighboring states in in the Midwest, Indiana didn’t have “trigger law” on books that would ban abortion immediately when Caviar was overturned. Since the procedure was legal in state up before 22 weeks Indiana became the destination for many try to terminate the pregnancy.
cutting off this is “critical access dot” can force people travel “hundreds of miles or wear pregnancy against their will,” said the American Civil Liberties Union.
Most recently, a 10-year old girl rape victim had to travel to Indianapolis. for abortion after rejection one in her home state of Ohio. The case sparked outrage among abortion rights advocates, was criticized by President Biden, and attracted international Attention.
obstetrician-gynecologist who on condition of care, Dr. Caitlin Bernard, faced threats and harassment. Her legal team considering filing a defamation suit against Indiana attorney generalwhose office investigates how the abortion case was considered.
Kim Bellver and Ellen Francis contributed to this report.