Bil Browning

Bill filed to make abortion illegal in Indiana

Filed By Bil Browning | January 06, 2006 11:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics

Hat tip to Out and About Evansville for the lead on this story. Unfortunately, the Evansville Courier & Press article that they quote is blocked behind a login screen, so I'm substituting the Indianapolis Star article.

Woodruff is attributed in the Courier & Press article with tying his bill to the Alito nomination for the Supreme Court. He thinks that the new law would make it to the court and could possibly lead to outlawing abortion through out the country.

Abortion would be outlawed in Indiana unless necessary to preserve the life and health of the mother under a bill filed today by Rep. Troy Woodruff, R-Vincennes.

The measure, House Bill 1096, would define life as beginning at conception, and make it a Class C felony, punishable by up to eight years in prison, to perform an abortion. There would be no exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Woodruff said he thinks the bill would pass the legislature overwhelmingly if put to a vote. If the abortion ban becomes law, he said it could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court as a possible venue to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe versus Wade case, which legalized abortion.

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