By Indiana Right to Life The Indiana Legislature is running out of time to pass language requiring the Indiana Department of Health (IDH) to follow the law when it comes to abortion reporting. In December, IDH abruptly announced it will no longer make copies of terminated pregnancy report forms available for public review. These reports identify where the abortion …Continue reading "Contact your Indiana state legislators immediately and demand that the Department of Health be required to follow the law in abortion reporting."
By Dave Andrusko Once the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022, Indiana was the first state to pass protective legislation. Senate Bill 1, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, allows abortions only in cases of rape or incest, when there’s a serious risk to the life of the mother or when fatal fetal …Continue reading "Court of Appeals hears second challenge to Indiana’s pro-life SB1"
By Dave Andrusko Good news! According to the Guttmacher Institute, the preeminent pro-abortion think tank, “Guttmacher Data Show Virtually No Abortions in Indiana Following New Ban and Continued Impact of Recent Restrictions in North Carolina.” Earlier this week, Guttmacher “released the latest round of data from its Monthly Abortion Provision Study, covering the period from January …Continue reading "Number of abortions in Indiana in August was “essentially zero”"
Second complaint is much narrower in scope By Dave Andrusko Reading the tea leaves, a large collection of “abortion providers” took another swing Thursday at Indiana’s comprehensive Senate Bill 1. Signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, Senate Bill 1 allows abortions only in cases of rape or incest, when there’s a serious risk to the …Continue reading "ACLU and abortionists again sue Indiana over pro-life Senate Bill 1"
By Dave Andrusko Earlier this week, federal Judge Jane Magnus Stinson dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple against Indiana’s strongly pro-life law. Signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, SEA 1 allows abortions only in cases of rape or incest, when there’s a serious risk to the life of the mother or when …Continue reading "Judge dismisses Satanic Temple’s lawsuit against Indiana’s pro-life SEA 1"
By Dave Andrusko What’s wrong with this headline from the Indiana Capital Chronicle: “Quarterly abortions sink to 2019 levels, report says”? “Sink’? Not exactly an unbiased choice of words. Leslie Bonilla Muniz’s story is better. Indiana abortion clinics and hospitals performed fewer than 2,000 abortions from April through June — the lowest since 2019 — according …Continue reading "Indiana abortions decrease in 2022, hundreds of babies saved by new law and by Indiana Supreme Court approval"
By Dave Andrusko Eleventh hour stalling tactics by the ACLU proved in vain today when the Indiana Supreme Court turned down a last-ditch request to rehear the case involving SEA 1. Signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, Senate Bill 1 allows abortions only in cases of rape or incest, when there’s a serious risk …Continue reading "Indiana’s new pro-life law takes effect as state Supreme Court denies ACLU appeal for a rehearing"
By Dave Andrusko In a new legal filing, Attorney General Todd Rokita has urged the Indiana Supreme Court to put Senate Enrolled Act 1 into effect immediately. His filing asks the Court to deny an ACLU-Planned Parenthood request that it leave intact a preliminary injunction against Senate Enrolled Act 1 while court challenges to the state law continue to play out. Denying a …Continue reading "Indiana Attorney General ask Indiana Supreme Court to put Senate Enrolled Act 1 into effect immediately"
INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 1, 2023) — Indiana Right to Life President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fichter issued this video statement today in reaction to last-minute legal action to stop Senate Enrolled Act 1 (2022) from going back into effect. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in late June that the law is constitutional.Continue reading "Video Statement from Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter on New Abortion Law"
By Mike Fichter, President and CEO, Indiana Right to Life Update – The Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed its response to the ACLU-Planned Parenthood appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court for a rehearing of Indiana’s new abortion law. The response urges the Court to deny a rehearing and to certify the law, a necessary step …Continue reading "Office of Attorney General Todd Rokita petitions Indiana Supreme Court to deny a rehearing and to certify state’s new abortion law"
By Dave Andrusko Sometimes the power of small victories goes unnoticed and unappreciated. But not so with the Safe Haven Baby Boxes in Kokomo, Indiana. Writing for WRTV, James Howell, Jr. tells us that earlier this month, a baby girl was surrendered at the Kokomo Fire Station #1, the 5th in Indiana this year and the 12th baby …Continue reading "Safe Haven Baby Boxes save another baby in Indiana"
By Dave Andrusko At the eleventh hour, pro-abortionists in Indiana have once again used delaying tactics to prevent Senate Enrolled Act 1 from taking effect. Senate Bill 1, signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb in August 2022, allows abortions only in cases of rape or incest, when there’s a serious risk to the life of the mother …Continue reading "Last minute legal maneuvers by the ACLU keep Indiana comprehensive pro-life law from taking effect"