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Protesters chant outside Indiana Statehouse as lawmakers debate abortion rights



Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on Monday as lawmakers debated a Republican bill to ban abortions except in the cases of rape and incest, or to save the life of the mother. Mostly abortion-rights protesters, along with some anti-abortion protesters, turned out with signs and slogans, while the state Senate heard testimony on the bill during a special session. A video shared by Twitter user Jamie Levine Daniel shows abortion-rights protesters gathered outside the state Senate chamber, chanting vote them out. Indiana is the first state to consider a new bill restricting abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court last month overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that protected abortion rights at the federal level.