Indiana's abortion ban goes into effect this week
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.
- Danielle Bessett, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati, Co-Principal Investigator, Ohio Policy Evaluation Network
- Brandon Smith, Statehouse Bureau Chief, Indiana Public Broadcasting
- Shari Rudavsky, Health and Medicine Reporter, Indy Star
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