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Indiana passes near-total abortion ban, first to do so since Roe

Written by Javed Iqbal

Indiana became the first state in the country after the fall Roe v. Wade to enact sweeping limits on access to abortion after Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed a bill Friday that constitutes a near-total ban on the procedure.

The Republican-dominated Senate approved the legislation on Friday 28-19 in a vote that came just hours after it passed Indiana’s lower chamber. The bill, which takes effect on September 15, allows abortion only in cases of rape, incest, fatal fetal abnormality, or when the procedure is necessary to prevent serious health risks or death.

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