The Indiana House and Senate on Friday passed a GOP-sponsored bill that would ban most abortions, the first state legislature to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this summer.
The bill, SB1, now goes to Gov. Eric Holcomb, a Republican who hasn't indicated whether he will sign it. But he has previously voiced support for curtailing abortion in Indiana, tweeting that he was "pro-life," after the US Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade in June.
"We have an opportunity to make progress in protecting the sanctity of life, and that's exactly what we will do," he added at the time.