House votes down an amendment to allow Indiana voters to decide whether abortion can continue in the state

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana House of Representatives has just voted down a proposed amendment to allow Indiana voters to decide if abortion should be banned or continue in Indiana.

The amendment failed with 32 in favor, 68 against, mostly along party lines with most Republicans voting against it.

Rep. Ryan Lauer, R-Columbus, and Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, voted against allowing the public to vote on the issue.

Earlier, Lauer voted for removing the exceptions of rape and incest from the bill, but that amendment was also defeated.

For more on this story, see Friday’s Republic.