WASHINGTON.—A law goes into effect today in Indiana, United States, that prohibits rape, incest, and most abortions, with some exceptions in the context of complications and serious medical emergencies.
The rule was approved by the state legislature in a special session early last month, shortly after the Supreme Court, with a conservative majority, decided to set aside the 1973 ruling in the case known as Roe v. Wade and Thus the protection was withdrawn. For voluntary termination of pregnancy.
Indiana’s governor, Republican Eric Holcomb, issued a statement following approval of the project where he assured that he would sign it into law as part of a promise made “to support legislation that advances the safety of life”. .
To this day, providers of these procedures in the state are prevented from offering them except in authorized cases.
However, some centers such as the South Bend Clinic reported that they would maintain their operations in “support for all who seek abortion services” and that they would continue their activism “to push back cruel and unjust acts”. .
Reproductive rights groups such as the ACLU and Planned Parenthood are challenging the new law in state court, with a hearing already set for Sept. 19.
According to Planned Parenthood’s state director, Tamarra Wider, the ban will also affect Kentucky women, who will now have to travel to Illinois, because their state of residence has a veto on abortion.
As revealed by the service of public broadcast In the United States, Indiana represented the next closest option for most of its patients seeking termination of pregnancy.
Last Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, introduced a bill that would ban abortion throughout the United States after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
The proposal includes a possible five-year prison sentence for any supplier who violates the veto and would retain the most restrictive state rules in place of Democratic states protecting sexual and reproductive guarantees.