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Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211 would eliminate access to second trimester abortion care for Hoosiers in difficult medical situations. It prevents physicians from using their best medical judgment when providing abortion care, and potentially places pregnant people's health at risk. Those who need abortion care after 14 weeks would be forced to travel out of state to find a provider.
HEA 1211 includes exceptions to protect the health or life of the pregnant person, but this bill does NOT include exceptions for rape or incest.
This law is part of a larger effort to gradually ban abortion law by law, method by method. If it is not blocked in court, HEA 1211 will go into effect on July 1, 2019.
Current Status: Signed into law, lawsuit filed.
Signed into law by Gov. Holcomb.
Passed state Senate in a 38-10 vote. How did your state senator vote?
Passed Senate Judiciary Committee in a 7-3 vote.
Passed state House in a 71-25 vote. How did your state rep. vote?
Passed House Public Policy Committee in a 9-4 vote.
Authored by Rep. Mayfield (R - Morgan and Monroe counties).