Indiana

Pence not committing yet to signing anti-abortion bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has trumpeted his anti-abortion convictions but isn’t committing to saying yet if he’ll sign a bill that would ban such procedures motivated by a fetus’s race, gender, ancestry or risk of mental disability.

Pence spoke Friday about the end of the legislative session and on the abortion bill as a national OB-GYN group called on the governor to veto the bill. If Pence chooses not to sign the measure, it would still go into law unless he vetoes it.

Some members of the Legislature, including Republican women who have previously supported anti-abortion measures, opposed the bill, saying it goes too far in telling women what they can and can’t do.

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