Bill now goes to Governor Holcomb
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House Tuesday approved 96-3 a bill permitting charges of murder, manslaughter, and feticide against any person killing an unborn child, at any stage of development, during the commission of a felony.
Senate Bill 203, which previously passed the Indiana Senate 42-6, now head to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
“If someone kills a pregnant woman, they should not only be tried for her death, but also the death of the fetus,” said the author of the bill, Sen. Aaron Freeman. Freeman introduced the bill after hearing from a woman in his district whose pregnant daughter was killed in a homicide.
“Indiana Right to Life applauds the House passage of SB 203 as a powerful step forward in recognizing and protecting the full humanity of unborn children at any stage of development,” said Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter. “The recognition of the worth of a child killed during a felony further places Roe v. Wade on a collision course with law and history. We are committed to doubling down on efforts to bring about a majority on the Supreme Court that will strictly interpret the constitution, dismantle Roe, and provide full protection for all unborn children, including those who are targeted for abortion.”