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Senate passes bill to require ultrasounds for drug-induced abortions

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate voted Monday to pass a bill that would require women to receive an ultrasound before receiving the abortion drug RU486. Senate Bill 371 also requires a clinic that dispenses an abortion-inducing drug would have to meet the same standards, both in care and facility, as a […]

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Senate alters bill to require one – not two – ultrasounds for drug-induced abortions

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Senate voted Monday to eliminate one of the two ultrasounds that would be required for women using drugs for an abortion under legislation now set for a Senate vote. Senate Bill 371 requires that a clinic that dispenses an abortion-inducing drug – known as RU486 – would have […]

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Two bills that add regulations to abortions headed to full Senate

By Megan Banta TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After two hours of testimony Wednesday morning, a Senate committee passed two controversial bills supported by Indiana Right to Life that add new regulations for abortion providers. As amended Wednesday, Senate Bill 489 would require that clinics give women color images – rather than black and white illustrations – […]

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Bosma, Long postpone marriage amendment discussion, say they’ll wait for SCOTUS decision

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders announced Thursday that they will wait until 2014 to discuss amending the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and restrict civil unions. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said their caucuses decided to postpone action on the proposal because […]

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Leaders to announce fate of marriage amendment this week

By Samm Quinn TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislative leaders said a decision on the fate of a controversial constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage will come this week. Radio report Leaders of the House and Senate said Thursday that there will be a decision on the direction of a proposed amendment to define marriage as […]

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Bosma: Marriage amendment isn’t a priority

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican leaders of the Indiana House and Senate both said a constitutional same-sex marriage ban won’t be found on their list of priorities for this year’s legislative session. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, on Thursday told reporters he has not decided whether the proposed amendment will get […]

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Questions remain about fate of marriage amendment

By Sarah Seward TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly two weeks into the 2013 legislative session, top Indiana lawmakers have not announced how they’ll move forward with proposals to put a same-sex marriage ban into the Indiana Constitution. Senate President Pro Tem David Long, R-Fort Wayne, told reporters last week that he’s evaluating how state action might […]

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