Indiana legislature bans abortion

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill into law that will ban abortion in Indiana beginning September 15, 2022.

A special session of the Indiana legislature was convened after a conservative majority, including five conservative Catholic justices, struck down the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which gave women a constitutional right to abortion.

Last week a GOP supermajority in the Indiana Senate passed the bill to ban abortion. Indiana is the first since the supreme court decision in June. The bill then went back to the Indiana House of Representatives, which passed the bill Friday afternoon, sending it back to the Senate, to be passed after several hours of speeches.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb then signed the bill within minutes.

A group of abortion-rights activists reacted outside the Senate chambers after the passage of the law.

The new anti-abortion law provides exceptions when the mother’s life is at risk and for “fatal fetal anomalies.” And there are some exceptions for some abortions if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest.

An amendment to let Indiana voters decide by a vote whether or not to ban abortion on the 2022 general election ballot. Kansans voted against banning abortion a few days ago.

Indiana Senator Shelli Yoder, representing District 40 which encompasses Monroe County, spoke out before the ban:

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August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activist holds a sign reading, “Our blood will be on your hands,” after the Indiana House of Representatives voted to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists react by flipping off politicians after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana House of Representatives Democratic member Renee Pack hugs an abortion rights activist after the Indiana House voted to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react by chanting, “Vote them out,” after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists react by flipping off politicians after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists react as the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) An abortion rights activist holds a sign reading, “Women don’t owe you a goddamn thing,” after Indiana House of Representatives voted to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activist holds a sign reading, “Not your baby making factory,” Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activist holds a sign reading, We will vote you out in November,” after Indiana House of Representatives voted to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: The media gathers around politicians after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists shout at politicians after the Indiana House of Representatives voted to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists leave signs after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists leave signs after the Indiana House of Representatives votes to ban abortion, before passing the bill to the Senate, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activist holds a sign reading, “Blood on their hands,” and showing the Supreme Court of the United States members who stuck down Roe v. Wade as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activist holds a sign with Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s e-mail address as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activist Andrea Patterson, MD, protests as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A girl holds a sign saying the NRA is killing children, not abotion, as abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: (Editors note image contains profanity) An abortion rights activist holds a photo of Sue Glick during a protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Indiana Democratic State Senator Shelli Yoder speaks as abortion rights activists protest before the senate votes to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists protest as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: An abortion rights activists breaks down in tears while protesting as the Indiana Senate debates before voting to ban abortion during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ThThe legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react as the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react after the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react after the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react after the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react after the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Journalists gather around a group of politicians after the Indiana Senate voted to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: Abortion rights activists react after the Indiana Senate votes to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A sign lists the names of the 57 Indiana House of Representatives members who voted to ban abortion, outside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
August 5, 2022 – Indianapolis, Indiana USA: A sign reads, “Abort (Indiana Governor Eric) Holcomb, after the Indiana Senate voted to ban abortion, inside the Indiana State house during a special session on August 5, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The legislature held a special session to ban abortion rights in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade in June. Holcomb signed the bill into law. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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