Indiana Could Soon Have the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings / AP Photo
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings / AP Photo

Indiana Could Soon Have the Nation’s Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Earlier this month, Indiana lawmakers passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. 

The legislation bans abortions in cases of disabilities like Down Syndrome and in cases where the decision is based on the gender or race of the fetus. It’s not the law of the land until the state’s Republican governor Mike Pence signs it. 

So, will he do it? 

Morning Shift talks with WBEZ’s Northwest Indiana Bureau reporter Michael Puente about the bill, the political maneuvering behind it and what is all says about Pence’s bid for re-election where his opponent is a moderate Democrat.