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(INDIANAPOLIS) – Legislators aren’t saying much about how the House may modify a proposed abortion ban.

The Courts and Criminal Code Committee plans an all-day hearing to take testimony on the bill on Tuesday. But chair Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) isn’t saying whether she’ll seek to amend the bill in committee, or leave any changes to votes in the full House.

And while House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) says the bill passed by the Senate on Saturday “needs some work,” neither he nor McNamara is offering details. McNamara says she’ll “have conversations” with senators about the bill, and listen to Tuesday’s testimony, though she says voters have already communicated their thoughts on the issue throughout her 12 years in the House.

Huston and McNamara both say they support a rape and incest exception to the abortion ban, a provision opposed by Indiana and National Right to Life. The Senate bill gives rape or incest victims eight weeks after the assault to seek an abortion — 12 weeks if the victim is under 16. Neither Huston nor McNamara is saying whether they’re satisfied with that version, other than to describe the provision as “up for discussion.” McNamara says there’ll also be discussion of a requirement that women claiming a case of rape or incest sign a notarized affidavit.

LaGrange Senator Susan Glick (R), the bill’s author, has said she’s “not particularly” satisfied with the current form of the bill, but when asked what changes she’d like to see, Glick called for an expansion of plans to increase funding for prenatal and postnatal services. That spending is in a separate bill, versions of which have already passed both the House and Senate. Glick isn’t offering any specifics on changes to the abortion bill itself, but says she wants to see what the House comes up with. She says it’s important to “keep the ideas flowing.”

Senate Minority Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) says he expects the House will make changes, but doesn’t have any idea what they’ll be — and questions whether the House does either. Taylor and the rest of the Senate Democrats voted en masse against the bill on Saturday.

In recent years, the House and Senate have tried to streamline the process by starting negotiations even before the House acts on Senate bills, trying to produce a version both chambers can support without the formality of a conference committee.

House and Senate leaders have set a goal of wrapping up the special session on Friday, The deadline to adjourn is August 14.