Harris heading to Indiana as state GOP prepares new abortion ban

INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Kamala Harris will head to Indianapolis on Monday, as Indiana is poised to become the first state to hold a special legislative session on abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month.

While in the state, Harris will meet with legislators and abortion rights advocates, her office said. The visit comes the same day that a rally of pro-abortion rights protesters is set to take place at the statehouse. It is unclear if Harris will attend that rally, which is being organized by, among others, ACLU of Indiana and Planned Parenthood, the women’s care and abortion rights group.

Harris’ visit to deep-red Indiana, which was confirmed by three people familiar with the planning, comes as the state has become a flashpoint in the national debate over abortion rights. Leaders in the Indiana state Senate proposed a near-total ban on abortion on Wednesday, with exceptions only for the life of the mother and

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