According to the new rules, which will come into effect on the 15th, abortions will be completely prohibited, with the exception of situations where the fetus suffers from defects considered fatal. A woman will be able to terminate her pregnancy if her health is threatened.
Exceptions apply to minor victims of rape or incest, but only up to several weeks of pregnancy. According to the current law, women with certain restrictions can have an abortion up to 22 weeks after the last menstrual period.
Abortion policy in Indian became the subject of attention at the end of July, when a ten-year-old woman from neighboring Ohio who had been drinking in this town was raped as a result. In her home state, she could not undergo the procedure, because abortions are prohibited there after the sixth week of pregnancy, there are no exceptions for victims of rape or incest. Dvka crossed the 60-day mark in just those days.
Activist pledge gave protests
In front of the Indian Capitol on Friday, opponents of the destruction of abortion protested and told the lawmaker that they should be ashamed. We will not stop fighting until everyone has access to five-way abortion free of political interference, said the Indian branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
A statewide abortion law was guaranteed by the 1973 Supreme Court precedent known as Roe v. Wade, but it only established a federal law to terminate a pregnancy by about the 24th week. The birds of the conservative nine-judge court shook the regulation of abortion in the hands of the American states in April.
They vote in Kansas this week, in a referendum, they defeated a proposal to change the status, which would allow Republican lawmakers to limit or completely abolish the first abortion. It was about the first referendum on abortion in the US since the Supreme Court annulled the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.