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Gov. Holcomb signs abortion 'hurdle,' plans to sign other conservative measures


Gov. Holcomb signs abortion 'hurdle,' plans to sign other conservative measures
Indianapolis Star

Gov. Eric Holcomb said he plans to sign several of the social issue bills Indiana lawmakers have sent to his desk.At a news conference Tuesday, the governor said he would sign bills dealing with gun rights and religious freedom and a measure that would allow a marijuana extract to be used to treat epilepsy.Later in the day, he signed Senate Enrolled Act 404, which allows judges to notify parents if their daughters are seeking an abortion through the court system without the parents' consent.The bills are milder and less controversial than some of the social issues former Gov. Mike Pence took a stance on during his tenure â some of which resulted in court cases and national attention.Holcomb said he saw the abortion notification bill as a "parental rights issue and responsibility and common sense.

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