Saturday, January 7, 2006
Abortion would be illegal for most women in the state of Indiana, including victims of rape and incest, under a bill filed this past week in the Indiana House. The only exception allowed under House Bill 1096 would be for women whose health or life would be permanently impaired if a pregnancy continued. The bill would define life as beginning at conception and make it a felony to perform all other abortions. Anyone convicted would face up to eight years in prison. Passage of the bill in the Indiana House is expected, however, it remains unclear whether the measure will be approved in the Senate. Source: Mary Beth Schneider and Michele McNeil, USAToday.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited January 7, 2006, reo). Indiana House Bill 1096 may be found at this site (last visited January 6, 2006, reo).