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Indiana law banning most abortions takes effect
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Indiana law banning most abortions takes effect

The law was passed over the summer during a special session, when Indiana became the first state to pass a restrictive abortion law after the court's decision.The law provides exceptions to save the woman's life, prevent any serious health risk to the woman, and for lethal fetal anomalies, up to 20 weeks post-fertilization. It also allows exceptions for some abortions if the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest during the first 10 weeks post-fertilization. Under the law, abortion clinics are no longer state-licensed facilities and cannot provide abortions. The law now requires that all abortions be performed in a licensed hospital, or an ambulatory outpatient surgical center majority owned by a licensed hospital. Abortion providers who violate the law are subject to a criminal penalty ...