Indiana GOP Leaders Expect Anti-Abortion Action This Summer

(Supplied/Gov. Eric Holcomb)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans said Friday that they expect to see action toward tightening the state’s abortion law during the Legislature’s special session that is set to start next month.

Leaders of the Republican-dominated Legislature said they were glad the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling returned decisions on regulation abortion to the states.

Republican House Speaker Todd Huston said he expected lawmakers would “take action to further protect life when we return to the Statehouse.”

GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday signed a proclamation calling the Legislature into a special session starting July 6 to take up a tax refund proposal, but state law allows legislators to take up any subject during a maximum 40-day period.

Anti-abortion lawmakers decided to hold off on major action regarding abortion restrictions during this year’s regular session that ended in March while awaiting the Supreme Court’s decision.

Legislative leaders didn’t immediately release any details about what anti-abortion measures lawmakers will take up.

Holcomb said he anticipated the Legislature would act quickly this summer.

“We have an opportunity to make progress in protecting the sanctity of life, and that’s exactly what we will do,” Holcomb said in a statement.

2 COMMENTS

  1. If you are not Pro-Life, you are Anti-Life, or Pro-Death. It really is an either/or…I’m not writing about those very rare cases of rape/incess/mother having medical trouble/etc….this for those that believe in abortion on-demand. Yes, you are Anti-Life!

    “Pro-Life” should be celebrated….Crazy to think how outraged some Left-wing people are at Pro-lifers just wanting to protect babies. Even if you don’t agree its a baby, the Pro-lifers’ heart is in a good place and should be respected. But no, they need to kill babies, and some even now brag about killing the babies.

    As a State and a Nation, we need to continue to push to get all the States to restrict abortion to those very rare cases, and eliminate the On-Demand. It’s disgusting, and shouldn’t even need to be part of the discussion.

    To all the Lefties….abortion is not a form of birth control. Don’t want a baby?…don’t get knocked up. Try growing up, show some personal responsibility for a change, and don’t blame it on the un-born baby!

    • AMEN! There are so many other methods out there to avoid needing an abortion in the first place. It amazes me how ignorant some people are to that!

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