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Indiana's abortion ban goes into effect this week

Abortion Indiana
Arleigh Rodgers
Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)

Indiana’s new abortion ban takes effect September 15. The Hoosier state was the first to enact tighter abortion restrictions after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The new law bans most abortions except in cases of rape and incest, before 10 weeks post-fertilization; to protect the life and physical health of the pregnant person; and if the fetus is diagnosed with a lethal anomaly.

A new lawsuit alleges the ban violates Indian’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This comes after another lawsuit was filed last month alleging the ban violates Indiana’s Constitution.

On Cincinnati Edition we examine how the ban impacts patients in Indiana and surrounding states.


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