Law Makers Vote On Handgun And Abortion Bills

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators have approved bills that would repeal the state’s permit requirement for carrying a handgun in public and further tighten the state’s abortion laws.

On Monday the Republican-dominated House voted in favor of a bill that would require doctors to tell patients about a disputed treatment to stop a drug-induced abortion after a woman has taken the first of two pills for the procedure.

Also on Monday the House voted largely along party lines in favor of repealing the gun permit requirement in the state.

That bill would allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun except for reasons such as having a felony conviction, facing a restraining order from a court or having a dangerous mental illness.

Both bills now go to the Senate for consideration.