Here are some examples of what abortion restrictions look like in Indiana right now:
- Abortions can be legally obtained before 20 weeks postfertilization.
- The parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is provided, or the minor must petition a judge for an exception.
- Insurance will cover abortion only in limited cases, in cases of dire health consequences, rape, or incest, for example. Additional abortion coverage riders are available through private insurers.
- A patient must receive state-directed “counseling,” through their healthcare provider, which includes information designed by politicians to discourage having an abortion, and then wait 18 hours before the procedure is provided. Counseling must be provided in person, by their care provider, and must take place before the waiting period begins, requiring two trips to the facility to get an abortion.