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The Indiana bill that would ban most abortions in the state House returns to the Senate

Written by Javed Iqbal

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

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

“Too often these days we are faced with 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 colleagues seeking to ban abortion are “essentially declaring that their values ​​are more just than those of their fellow citizens.”

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

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