INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JULY 25: Anti-abortion protesters hold up signs inside of the Indiana State Capitol building on July 25, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Activists are gathering during a special session of the Indiana state Senate concerning abortion access in the state. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, sending the legislation back to the state Senate to confer on House changes. House members on Friday advanced the near-total abortion ban 62-38 with limited exceptions, including in cases of rape and incest, and to protect the life and physical health of the mother. The measure now goes to the Senate. If approved as is, Indiana lawmakers will become the first in the nation to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in June removing its protected status as a constitutional right. The measure then would go to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has not indicated whether he would sign it.