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Pro-life bill pushed through Indiana committee

Pro-life supporters in the Indiana Statehouse. Associated Press/Photo by Michael Conroy

Pro-life bill pushed through Indiana committee

Thousands of people protested in Indianapolis on Tuesday as a special committee voted to protect babies in all cases except to save the life of the mother or in the case of rape or incest. The committee added a provision to the proposed bill that allows doctors to be prosecuted for performing an abortion. The committee voted 7-5 in favor of the bill, and it will be debated in the full Senate on Thursday.

What’s happening at the protests? Pro-life and pro-abortion protesters have been in and around the Indianapolis Statehouse for the past week. Some pro-life advocates like Cathie Humbarger, a leader of the Fort Wayne–based Right to Life chapter, are there to push the bill to be better. She said the bill is unenforceable and should be scrapped. Other pro-life Hoosiers are there asking lawmakers to act quickly. 

Dig deeper: Read Leah Savas’ report in Vitals on what the White House is doing following Dobbs v. Jackson.

Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. She graduated from World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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