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Opinion Indiana’s cruel abortion bill is a warning of post-Roe reality

On Saturday, the Indiana Senate voted to make abortion illegal in the state. Frida Ghitis: The measure passed with the bare minimum number of votes. She says the choice was between cruel and crueler. Ghitis says it's good news that the most extreme forces didn't prevail, but it's bad news that what they deemed unacceptable is itself so extreme. She asks: Count me more worried than relieved that the bill is not so extreme, but will it be even worse? Ghitis : Indiana is one of the first states to consider abortion legislation in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, so the fate of the measure that passed Saturday is instructive. It carves out an exception for cases of rape and incest.

Indiana law requires those seeking abortions because of rape or incest file affidavits, signed “under the penalties of perjury,” attesting to what happened. Antiabortion activists insisted that the rape had to be reported to authorities. Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter: "We did not wait 50 years for the full reversal of Roe