Two rallies for and against defunding Planned Parenthood drew hundreds over the weekend.
As a debate heats up in Washington over the fate of Planned Parenthood, the President of the Indiana and Kentucky affiliate has announced she’s stepping down.
Betty Cockrum has led the organization in Indiana for 15 years.
The overarching theme at Sunday’s “Rally to Save Healthcare” was “health is a human right.”
Organizations like Indy Feminists and the new Indiana Reproductive Justice Coalition plan to protest proposed bills that restrict abortion.
The proposal would require an ultrasound 48 hours before an abortion and require a woman to listen to the heartbeat and look at the ultrasound image.
Donations to honor Governor Pence and the pro-life policies he sponsored in Indiana have translated from social media phenomenon to real life.
Planned Parenthood wants to block a new Indiana mandate that women undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.
A federal judge in Indianapolis will hear the preliminary injunction request November 9.
Last year, nearly 8,000 abortions were performed in Indiana, a 2 percent drop from the year before.