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Indiana adopts restrictive abortion law, prompting economic fallout

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Indiana’s new sweeping ban on abortion produced immediate political and economic fallout Saturday, as some of the state’s biggest employers objected to the restrictions, Democratic leaders strategized ways to amend or repeal the law, and abortion rights activists made plans to arrange alternative locations for women seeking procedures.

The Indiana law, which the Republican-controlled state legislature passed late Friday night and Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) signed moments later, was the first state ban passed since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June and was celebrated as a major victory by abortion foes.

On Aug. 5, Indiana lawmakers passed a near-total ban on abortion. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb (R). (Video: The Washington Post)

It also came just three days after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas surprised the political world by taking a very different tack,…

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