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Abortion Bill Approved by House

Planned Parenthood to lose state funding and be forbidden to accept Medicaid.

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The bill's sponsor says he's proud of Indiana's becoming "the most pro-life state in America."

The Senate amended an informed consent for abortion bill to include a provision cutting funding to any organizations that perform abortions, the most notable being Planned Parenthood. Bill author Eric Turner says the bill does a great deal of good for Indiana:

“I believe that with passage of this legislation we will become the most pro-life state in America,” Turner said, “and I’ll be proud of that.”

Turner says he believes women will still be able to receive the kind of care Planned Parenthood offers from other sources. But Crown Point Representative Shelli VanDenburgh says the bill will cut off vital resources to young women across the state:

“And if this agency’s funding is cut, the education will not be there,” said VanDenburgh. “The contraceptives will not be there.  And there will be more children born in our state to mothers that are not prepared.”

As part of the legislation, Planned Parenthood will no longer be able to accept Medicaid. That provision takes effect as soon as the governor signs the bill.

 

  • janice

    How is a guy in any position to comment on what is good for women? That’s just disgusting, and unfortunate idiots like Eric Turner exists. Furthermore, it is more unjust to bring an unwanted child into the world. wake up people!!!

  • american freedom

    this is the law:
    ABORTION IS A CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT SUPPORTED BY THE RIGHTS TO PRIVACY, THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE OF 14TH AMENDMENT, AND THE 13TH AMENDMENT.

    no human has a right to life or any due process rights by the 14th amendment to use another human’s body or body parts AGAINST their will, civil and constitutional rights: that’s why you are not force to donate your kidney—the human fetus is no exception; this is protected by the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment.

    consensual sex =/= a legal, binding contract for an unwanted fetus to live.
     

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