By the margin of 26-20, the Indiana State Senate on Saturday voted to send to the state’s lower house a bill that would create a ban on abortions with exceptions only for rape and incest.
According to The Associated Press, abortions are illegal from the moment a fertilized egg is implanted in the wall of a uterus. A woman claiming the exceptions would have to submit a notarized affidavit on those points.
Ten Republicans joined 10 Democrats in opposing the bill.
This proposed legislation comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that created a national right to abortion.
Death toll in Kentucky flooding hits 25
A total of 25 bodies have been found Saturday in the aftermath of flooding that struck Kentucky this week.
According to Gov. Andy Beshears, the toll is likely to rise after heavy rain struck the Bluegrass State. Over 1,200 people have been rescued by air and water. Weather forecasts called for no rainfall on Saturday, but some could resume in coming days.
Also in the News … President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time. He says he feels no symptoms, but will self-isolate.
Sports: Dodgers vs. Rox, Angels host Texas
The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing the Colorado Rockies in Denver and are leading 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning.
The Los Angeles Angels are playing the Texas Rangers in Anaheim.The game is scoreless in the second inning.Updates will be posted later.
Weather: A little but warmer
Summer will get a stronger grip on the West Orange County area with daytime highs ticking up a bit. Sunday’s predicted high is 83 under partly cloudy skies, with an overnight low of 67. Monday should be the same, with Tuesday hitting a high of 84 (66) with mostly sunny conditions.
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