Indiana approves legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks

[JURIST] The Indiana House of Representatives [official website] approved legislation [HB 1210, PDF] Wednesday banning abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy, citing the possibility that after that point the fetus may be able to feel pain. Under HB 1210, a physician must "[d]etermine in accordance with accepted medical standards the postfertilization age of the fetus and which trimester the pregnant woman receiving the abortion is in [and] determine whether the fetus is viable" prior to performing an abortion. If…

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