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Senate panel approves antiabortion bill

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate committee has approved a proposal that would give the state some of the country’s tightest restrictions on abortions.

The Senate Health Committee voted 6-2 on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy unless there is a substantial threat to the woman’s life or health. Indiana law now permits abortions up to the point of a fetus’ viability — about 24 weeks.

The committee did remove from the bill a requirement that women seeking abortions be told they faced greater risks of breast cancer. Abortion-rights supporters argued that could force doctors to provide medically inaccurate information.

The House earlier approved many of the bill’s provisions. It now goes to the full Senate.



Posted 4/13/2011




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