Sunday, January 08, 2006

Indiana Representative Introduces Bill to Ban Abortion

Indiana State Representative Troy Woodruff (R) has introduced HB 1096, which would ban abortion in the state except those "necessary to prevent a substantial permanent impairment of the life or physical health of the pregnant woman." The full text of the bill is available here. It also makes performing abortions except in these cases a Class C felony for the provider; according to Indiana code, "A person who commits a Class C felony shall be imprisoned for a fixed term of between two (2) and eight (8) years, with the advisory sentence being four (4) years. In addition, the person may be fined not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000)." According to the Evansville Courier & Press, "Woodruff said he filed the bill in part because there will be a new U.S. Supreme Court and a state must pass a law and then appeal it to the highest court to see if the Roe v. Wade ruling will stand." If you have an opinion for Representative Woodruff, you may contact him online here.
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