(Indianapolis, IN) - Abortion legislation in the Indiana General Assembly has passed the Senate and now heads to the House.
The Indiana Senate held a special session on Saturday to vote on a bill that all but outlaws abortion in the state.
Senate Bill 1 bans abortion with cases of rape and incest being exceptions. However, women in those situations must provide a sworn affidavit and can be prosecuted if they lie about it.
The bill needed 25 votes to pass. Despite an overwhelming majority, Republicans passed it narrowly 26-20.
This area’s state senator Mike Bohacek voted yes.
The Indiana House will consider the bill starting Monday afternoon, with hearings likely to begin on Tuesday.