Eric Joseph Holcomb (born May 2, 1968) is an American politician serving as the 51st and current governor of Indiana since 2017.
A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 51st lieutenant governor of Indiana from 2016 to 2017 under Governor Mike Pence, who left the governorship in 2017 to become the vice president of the United States.
Who is Gov. Eric Holcomb? Indiana Republican who approve near-total abortion ban post
Friday night, Republican governor of Indiana Eric Holcomb signed a law outlawing the majority of abortions.
Except in cases of rape, incest, and to safeguard the mother’s life and physical health, the surgery is now illegal under the new law. Only the first 10 weeks following fertilization are exempt from the rape and incest prohibitions.
The previously suggested requirement that victims sign a notarized affidavit attesting to an attack would no longer apply.
Additionally, abortions will be permitted if a fetus is found to have a fatal abnormality.
Who is Gov. Eric Holcomb?
After Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann resigned on March 2, 2016, to take the helm of Ivy Tech Community College, Holcomb was proposed to serve out the remainder of her term.
In the race for governor of Indiana in 2016, he defeated Democratic candidate John R. Gregg.
In contrast to Democratic nominee Woody Myers and Libertarian nominee Donald Rainwater, Holcomb was re-elected in 2020.