The Indiana Legislature on Friday became the first in the nation to pass new legislation restricting abortion access since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
The measure now goes to Republican Governor Eric Holcomb, who has not indicated whether he will sign it.
Indiana was among the first Republican-led state legislatures to debate tougher abortion laws after the Supreme Court’s ruling in June that removed constitutional protections for the procedure. It’s the first state to pass a ban by both houses, after West Virginia lawmakers passed on July 29 the chance to be that state.
The debates come amid an evolving landscape of abortion politics across the country as Republicans grapple with some party splits and Democrats see a possible election-year boost.