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Abortion Bill Passes State Senate

(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.

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