Future of Indiana 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

Posted at 4:34 PM, Mar 27, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Two key Indiana lawmakers say they do not intend to take action on legislation addressing so-called abortion reversal procedures, likely dooming its chances of becoming law this session.

Rep. Ron Bacon's measure would mandate abortion providers to offer a form to women considering drug-induced abortions. The form would include information on potentially stopping the procedure midway through, with a disclaimer that no medical studies have confirmed it's possible.

Senate Judiciary committee Chairman Rodric Bray said Monday that he doesn't have time to hear the bill before lawmakers adjourn. House Public Policy committee Chairman Ben Smaltz also said he won't include the provisions in another abortion measure before his committee.

Supporters say the bill could help save babies. But critics say irresponsible because there's no scientific evidence proving reversal procedures work.