Holcomb signs new abortion ban into law. Greater Lafayette lawmakers explain their votes
New law goes into effect Sept. 15
Gov. Eric Holcomb waited about an hour after a final vote in the Indiana Senate Friday night to sign new restrictions that supporters say would ban nearly 99% of abortions in Indiana.
The move made Indiana the first state since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade to pass a near-total ban, with a handful of narrow restrictions for cases involving rape, incest and the life of the mother.
Earlier Friday, the Indiana House and Indiana Senate approved Senate Bill 1, which had been reworked over the course of a contentious two weeks in special session at the Statehouse. The law goes into effect Sept. 15.
It was bill that split the local delegation — and not just along party lines.
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