Pence expected to sign bill tightening abortion pill rules

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A bill that would tighten Indiana's regulations on distribution of the abortion pill and clinics that provide only drug-induced abortions is on its way to Republican Governor Mike Pence.

The state Senate voted 35-14 Thursday to give final legislative approval to the bill. Pence has said he supports the bill and expects to sign it into law.

The bill would require clinics that provide only drug-induced abortions to meet the same standards as clinics that perform surgical abortions. Opponents say the additional standards are unnecessary and are aimed at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette, which is the only non-surgical abortion site in the state.

Legislators dropped from the bill earlier provisions aimed at having doctors perform two ultrasounds on women seeking the abortion drugs.

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