May 4, 2022

Holcomb won't say much about potential ban if Supreme Court ends abortion rights

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Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t saying much about what steps Indiana might take to ban abortion if the Supreme Court clears a path for that in the coming weeks. - Brandon Smith/IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t saying much about what steps Indiana might take to ban abortion if the Supreme Court clears a path for that in the coming weeks.

Brandon Smith/IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t saying much about what steps Indiana might take to ban abortion if the Supreme Court clears a path for that in the coming weeks.

The recent leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling would allow states to totally ban abortion – without exception – and criminalize it.

Indiana lawmakers asked the governor in March to call a special session once the Supreme Court rules on abortion, allowing them to further restrict it.

READ MORE: Indiana abortion ban likely amid leaked Supreme Court opinion

 

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Holcomb won’t say whether he’ll do that, only repeating the refrain that all options are on the table and he’s waiting for a final decision from the nation’s high court.

The Republican governor was also asked whether he supports a total abortion ban, without exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the pregnant person – regardless of the Court’s ruling.

“I have a hard time being the person that’s part of taking of a life," Holcomb said. "And I’ll review the decision that has impact on that.”

The Supreme Court’s ruling is expected in the coming weeks.

Contact reporter Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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