A 10-year-old girl, six weeks pregnant from rape, had to leave Ohio after a ban on abortion in the state was enacted at the end June. This ban came into effect following the decision of the US Supreme Court to repeal the federal law.
After her refusal to terminate her pregnancy in her home state, the girl had to be transferred to Indiana. According to the Indiana Star Tribune, a gynecologist found that she was actually pregnant for six weeks.
The sixth week is when the fetus should begin to feel a heartbeat and state law prohibits abortions. The Supreme Court of Ohio has upheld the validity of the norm until appeals are heard.
Indiana is currently working to pass a state abortion law. A session of the state congress has been scheduled for July 25, where the Republican majority will likely impose new restrictions.
Indiana health workers noticed an increase in abortion requests from patients from other states. This is because the procedure is prohibited in their countries of origin.