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Indiana House overwhelmingly passes anti-coercion bill; moves on to Indiana Senate

by | Jan 27, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

The Indiana House on Tuesday night passed HB 1217, a bill making it a felony to coerce a woman into an abortion. The vote was 73-18.

The bill now moves to Indiana Senate for consideration. Sadly, 18 legislators voted against providing these protections for women

“Our state has seen too many women being coerced into having an abortion rather than receiving the care and compassion that they need to be protected from such horrific abuse,” said State Rep. Joanna King, the sponsor of the bill.

“This bill is not about limiting abortions, it is about protecting women and children. No one should ever be forced to have an abortion against their will.”

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