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||Indiana Gov. Holcomb signs bill banning most abortions
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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that would ban most abortionsmaking it the first state to pass a restrictive law against the procedure since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade earlier this summer, CNN reported.
The Indiana House and Senate passed the GOP-sponsored bill earlier on Aug. 5.
The measure 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.
The new law will go into effect on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Earlier this week, Kansas voters defeated an effort to amend the state's constitution to remove the right to abortion.
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