Indiana Bill That Would Ban Most Abortions Passes State House, Returns to Senate

The legislation passed the House in a vote of 62 to 38. Senate Bill 1, which was amended by the House, will now return to the Indiana Senate with amendments for consideration.

The House’s final vote on the bill Friday was preceded by more than five hours of additional debate Friday between state officials on both sides of the issue. Republican State Rep. Wendy McNamara, sponsor of the bill, delivered her final remarks before the vote.

“Too often these days we are exposed to a lot of violence and death. This bill restores faith in humanity and faith that human life has value,” McNamara said.

After the bill passed the House, the Indiana Democratic Party tweeted that their GOP counterparts seeking to ban abortion “essentially say their values ​​are fairer than those of their fellow citizens.”

Indiana currently allows abortions up to 20 weeks after fertilization (or 22 weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period).


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