By Dave Andrusko
Below you’ll see an Action Alert from Indiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. As we reported last week HB1128 passed the House Public Policy Committee on a vote of 7-6.
HB 1128 increases informed consent for women seeking a chemical abortion (“RU-486,” typically) by requiring abortionists to notify them that this type of abortion procedure may be able to be reversed or stopped if they have only taken the first of the two drugs that make up the abortion technique.
However a concern subsequently surfaced within the Republican House caucus and a provision of the bill was pulled. HB 1128 was again approved by the same 7-6 margin.
There are obviously further steps to be taken:
Babies in Indiana are alive today because of chemical abortion reversal! House Bill 1128 gives women abortion pill reversal information. If a woman changes her mind shortly after taking the first abortion pill, it might not be too late to save her baby. But most women don’t know this information.
Take action TODAY and tell your Indiana representative to vote YES on HB 1128. Making the call is easy! A child’s life and a woman’s future might depend on your call! We need HB 1128 to pass the House as-is!
Visit this link now to contact your representative: http://p2a.co/CjyTqI1
More about HB 1128:
Authored by Rep. Ron Bacon (IN-75), HB 1128 increases informed consent for women seeking a chemical abortion in Indiana by notifying them that this type of abortion procedure may be able to be reversed or stopped. Amendments to HB 1128 also make minor changes to the state’s termination of pregnancy report, strengthen health and safety standards at abortion facilities and work to help women being sexually trafficked.
In committee, Indiana House members heard from two Indiana doctors, Casey Reising, M.D. of Indianapolis and Christina Francis, M.D. of Fort Wayne. Both have helped women go on to deliver healthy babies after they regretted taking the first pill in the chemical abortion process. Committee members also heard from an Indiana woman who participated in the abortion pill reversal process after regretting her decision to abort. She now has a healthy son.