This week in crazy anti-abortion bills: Indiana is now collecting detailed info on women who had a “complication” as a result of an abortion, and several other states are passing bills that legitimize “abortion reversal pills,” which have no scientific backing.
Governor Eric Holcomb just signed the Indiana bill into law, which requires all medical providers to send the state data on any women seeking treatment for “complications” because of an abortion — this includes “psychological of emotional issues” — no matter how long ago the abortion occurred.
For each “complication” doctors must report info about the woman, including her race, age, the county she lives in, the type of abortion she received, where and when she got it, and the date of every follow-up doctor’s visit related to the abortion. The data collected will be published every year.
Indiana anti-abortion groups are already planning to use the data as a way to deter abortion in the state, even though scientific studies have concluded abortions are safe medical procedures that rarely result in complications.
Meanwhile in Idaho, Arkansas, South Dakota, and Utah, doctors who prescribe abortion-inducing drugs now have to tell women about the “abortion reversal pill” which has not been supported by any medical research, but allegedly can undo the effects of the abortion pill.