August 22, 2014
Ind. weighs rules for abortion doctors
Posted on Apr 22, 2009 | by Staff

Email this Story

My Name*:
My Email*:
  Enter list of email recipients, one address per box
Recipient 1*
Recipient 2
Recipient 3
Recipient 4
Recipient 5
To fight spam-bots, we need to verify you're a real human user.
Please enter your answer below:
What is the first month of the year?
  * = Required Fields Close
INDIANAPOLIS (BP)--The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a bill to require doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.

The House voted 73-20 for the bill April 15. The legislation also would mandate that a doctor inform a woman that her unborn child may feel pain during an abortion, according to The Indianapolis Star.

The measure will return to the Senate, which previously passed it on a 44-6 vote but will need to act on the new version containing House-approved amendments, according to

Planned Parenthood of Indiana said only one of the seven doctors in the state who perform abortions has admitting privileges, The Star reported.

Supporters of the bill said it was needed in order to protect women who have problems after abortions.

"This bill is about patient safety," said Rep. Matthew Bell, R.-Avila. "I think it's the right statement to make when we care about the quality of care received by the patients."
Compiled by Baptist Press Washington bureau chief Tom Strode.
Latest Stories
  • Ebola missionary points to faith in Christ after hospital release
  • Reign of terror must be stopped, Moore says
  • Indian villages crack down on Christians
  • Mitchell named Union's chief academic officer
  • Former Baptist youth minister arrested
  • 2nd VIEW: BACK TO SCHOOL: Prep students for missions
  • FIRST-PERSON: The reality of sin & Christian journalism
  • Bible Study: August 24, 2014
  • Add Baptist Press to
    your news reader


     © Copyright 2014 Baptist Press. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use.

    Southern Baptist Convention