Indiana Becomes First State to Pass Post-Roe Abortion Ban
Indiana Becomes First State to Pass Post-Roe Abortion Ban
After Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, Indiana was the first state to adopt stricter anti-abortion laws when it approved a law on Friday severely restricting access to abortions.
The law effectively outlaws abortion, with only a few limited exceptions allowed for specific circumstances of rape incest before 10 weeks after fertilisation , severe foetal deformities, or situations when the mother’s life is in danger. The Indianapolis Star claimed that Republican lawmakers had previously tried to eliminate the rape and incest exclusion as early as Thursday. Ultimately, those attempts were futile.
In addition to the limitations, the new law only permits abortions to be performed in hospitals and outpatient clinics that are linked with them, thus closing all Indiana abortion clinics. Doctors will lose their medical licences if they perform the surgery on patients outside of these strict restrictions.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said in a statement announcing his signature on the bill, “I am personally most proud of each Hoosier who came up to fearlessly speak their opinions in a debate that is unlikely to conclude any time soon.” In my capacity as your governor, I promise to continue being receptive.
The current Indiana statute simply mentions that doctors “may” lose their licences to practise
medicine if they perform an illegal abortion and permits abortions up to 22 weeks of pregnancy.
Democratic State Sen. Fady Qaddoura remarked during Friday’s hearings, “A killing machine does not need a permit in this state, but mothers who are carrying our children need a permit to exercise their rights.” Another Democrat, Sen. Shelli Yoder, used the notoriety of former President Donald Trump to draw attention to the injustices experienced by American women. We discovered in 2016 that you can grab a woman’s privates and silence her, and he wins the presidency, she remarked.
Numerous Republicans joined their Democratic counterparts in voting against the measure. The principal cause of State Sen. Mike Bohacek’s objection, according to the Associated Press, was the legislation’s unclear provisions for women with impairments. The Republican has a daughter with Down syndrome who is 21 years old and initially backed the bill until changing his mind recently. She would be devastated if she lost her beloved stuffed animal, according to Bohacek . “Consider forcing her to give birth to a child.” The senator reportedly lost his temper at that point, threw his notes to the floor, and left the Senate chamber.
Republican State Rep. Ann Vermilion invoked the religious fanaticism of the anti-abortion movement before saying, “The U.S. Supreme Court made the decision to move the abortion rights to the state level, which has peeled an onion on the details of abortion, showing layers and layers of such a difficult topic that I, myself, wasn’t prepared for.” “I believe that grace and kindness are part of the Lord’s promise. He wouldn’t jump to condemn these women right now.
Eric Holcomb, the Republican governor of the state, signed the legislation into law on Friday night.
After the supreme court decision in June that eliminated constitutional safeguards, Indiana’s legislature was one of the first under Republican rule to discuss tougher abortion restrictions. First state to enact a ban through both chambers is this one.
After the Indiana house passed the nearly complete prohibition 62-38, the Indiana senate approved it 28-19. There are a few exceptions, such as those for rape and incest as well as to safeguard the mother’s life and physical wellbeing. Rape and incest victims cannot have abortions in Indiana after 10 weeks post-fertilization due to the exclusions for these crimes, which are strictly enforced. The requirement for victims to sign a notarized document attesting to an attack would not apply.
Over the previous two weeks, residents on all sides of the debate spoke in front of Indiana lawmakers, and very few of them, if any, supported the proposal. Supporters of abortion rights claimed that the bill went too far, and opponents of abortion claimed that it did not go far enough.
Rep. Ann Vermilion argued against the bill and criticised her fellow Republicans for referring to women who had abortions as “murderers.” She said, “I believe that A Democratic proposal to include a non-binding question titled “Shall abortion remain legal in Indiana?” on the ballot for the state’s general election in November was mainly rejected by the house along party lines .the Lord’s promise is for grace and love.” He wouldn’t rush to condemn these women, says the speaker. Todd Huston, the speaker of the Indiana house, suggested that dissatisfied citizens may elect new legislators.
Todd Huston, the speaker of the Indiana house, suggested that dissatisfied citizens may elect new legislators.
The political uproar over a 10-year-old rape victim who came to Indiana from Ohio to end her pregnancy also contributed to Indiana’s proposed prohibition. An Indianapolis doctor said that Ohio’s “foetal heartbeat” prohibition caused the child to move to Indiana, which brought attention to the issue.
Before Friday’s vote, Democratic Rep. Maureen Bauer talked sadly about the constituents in her South Bend district who oppose the bill, including the fathers who are standing by their daughters and the wives who “are demanding that we be acknowledged as equal.”
Following Bauer’s remarks, the demonstrators in the hallway cheered loudly while Democrats applauded quietly.
You might not have anticipated these women showing here, Bauer added. Perhaps you believed we wouldn’t pay notice,
After the lower house of West Virginia’s legislature declined to approve senate amendments that eliminated criminal penalties for doctors who performed illegal abortions, the state missed the opportunity to become the first state to enact a unified ban on abortion on July 29. Delegates rather
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