Indiana has become the first state to approve an abortion ban post Roe.
The Indiana legislature on Friday was the first in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Lawmakers passed the Senate Bill banning all abortion except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency 28-19 in the Senate, just hours after House members advanced it 62-38.
Governor Eric Holcomb (R) quickly signed the measure into law and will take effect from September 15th.
BREAKING: Indiana lawmakers have passed legislation banning all abortions except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency.
This is the first ban on abortion passed since Roe v. Wade was overturned.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 6, 2022
The ban, which takes effect Sept. 15, includes some exceptions. Abortions would be permitted in cases…