Indiana Legislature Calls Special Session to Discuss Abortion Laws

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    The Facts

    • Indiana legislators called a special session on Mon. to consider a near-total ban on abortion. This could make Indiana the first state in the US to pass an abortion ban since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

    • If passed, the bill would allocate $45M to pregnant women and women who've recently given birth, covering families with children under four years old and a $5M tax credit increase for adoptive families.

    The Spin

    Democratic narrative

    Democrats are fighting against the anti-abortion onslaught Republicans are waging. The proposed bills, even with their exemptions, will only lead to an increase in maternal health issues and even deaths among the poorest and most vulnerable.

    Republican narrative

    Indiana Republicans are doing what a strong and morally responsible government should do - they're fighting to protect the health of the unborn and mothers. This is a step in the right direction to creating a healthy and safe state.

    Metaculus Prediction

    Political split



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