US: Indiana passes abortion ban post Roe v. Wade ruling | News | DW

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that would ban most abortions on Friday, making it the first state in the US to restrict abortions, since the US Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade case.

“Following the overturning of Roe, I stated clearly that I would be willing to support legislation that made progress in protecting life,” Holcomb said in a statement.

The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate approved the near-total ban 28-19, hours after House members advanced it 62-38.

Doctors request exceptions in bill

The ban, which takes effect on September 15, includes limited exceptions — including in cases of rape and incest up to 10 weeks post-fertilization, and to avert potentially serious harm to the mother.

The House added exceptions for…

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