Indiana passes near total abortion ban; Indiana Rep proposes Ban on ED medication

Protestors at Indiana Capital

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday signed a bill that would ban most abortions – the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since Roe v. Wade was overturned earlier this summer. 

The Indiana House and Senate passed the GOP-sponsored bill earlier on Friday. 

The bill would provide exceptions for when the life of the mother is at risk and for fatal fetal anomalies, up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. It would also allow exceptions for some abortions if the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest.

Indiana presently allows abortions up to 20 weeks after fertilization (or 22 weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period). The new law will go into effect on September 15.

Meanwhile, an Indiana Representative recently proposed an amendment to the state’s abortion law that would outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs. 

State Representative John L. Bartlett, who represents Indiana House District 95, proposed an amendment to Indiana’s abortion law to outlaw the sale, prescription, or distribution of erectile dysfunction drugs and other male sexual incompetence drugs. 

Speaking in the Indiana House of Representatives, Bartlett, a Democrat, said, “We’re forcing young girls to be mothers but not forcing the men to be fathers.”

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