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Before Indiana became the first state to ban abortion after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a state representative proposed an amendment to ban the sale of drugs for erectile dysfunction and sexual impotence.
Democratic State Rep. John Bartlett of Indiana’s District 95 offered an amendment during a debate over a new abortion that would ban erectile dysfunction drugs because “we’re forcing young girls to be mothers but we don’t force men to be fathers”.
“Some may think it’s a joke, but it takes two for a pregnancy to happen, and putting all the burden on one woman, I just think it’s unfair,” Bartlett told fellow lawmakers in the Indiana House of Representatives last week. “We force young girls to be mothers but we don’t force men to be fathers. If in fact pregnancy is a divine act, then impotence must be a divine act. I think the responsibility for these pregnancies should lie with to men. .”
The amendment failed to pass a single vote and was one of more than 80 proposed during debate among lawmakers.
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Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the new abortion ban into law last week after State House lawmakers passed the bill with 62 votes in favor and 38 votes against. The new law strips abortion clinics of their licenses because abortions can only be performed in hospitals or other medical centers supervised by hospitals.
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Abortions are prohibited in Indiana with a few exceptions, including rape or incest before ten weeks or in cases where the mother’s life is in danger. The bill is expected to come into force next month, on September 15.
Indiana is the first state legislature to pass a law banning abortion after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June. Although other states, including Texas, banned abortion before Indiana, they did so through trigger laws that were established before the court ruling.
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