Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Indiana House Passes Bill Making It Harder to Open New Abortion Clinics

The Indiana House today approved by a 67-26 vote a multi-faceted bill requiring the reporting of abortion complications that injure women while creating tougher requirements for abortion businesses applying for licensing in Indiana. The bill also sets the stage for expansion of safe haven baby boxes at fire stations in Indiana to help save newborn babies at risk of abandonment.

Senate Bill 340 requires that physicians, hospitals or abortion clinics must report to the state each case when a woman is injured by an abortion. Complications required to be reported include uterine perforation, cervical perforation, infection, hemorrhaging, respiratory arrest, shock, or incidents in which parts of an aborted baby are left within the woman. The report must also include any indication that the woman treated was seeking an abortion as a result of abuse, coercion, harassment or trafficking.

The bill also tightens the process for abortion licensing in Indiana by requiring that applicants disclose whether it has operated an abortion clinic that was closed due to health and safety concerns, whether a principal or staff members has been convicted of a felony, and whether a principal or staff member was ever employed by a facility owned or operated by the applicant that closed as a result of administrative or legal action.

In addition, the bill provides conditions under which safe haven baby boxes can be expanded at Indiana fire departments, including volunteer fire departments, that are staffed by an emergency medical services provider. . . . Read More

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