Indiana Life Laws
Indiana SB1 (now known as SEA 1 – Senate Enrolled Act 1) is now in effect! On Monday, August 21, the Indiana Supreme Court denied a rehearing of its original ruling, so SEA 1 will stand as is.
All abortion clinics in the state have been closed!
The bill also includes the following stipulations:
-the only allowances for abortions include pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, cases of lethal fetal anomalies, and situations in which the life or health of the mother is endangered
-these abortions can only be performed within a certain time frame post-fertilization at a hospital or surgery center owned by a hospital
-women who have abortions will not be subject to criminal penalties
The bill does not alter treatment of miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.
Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter remarked, “…Our state is sending a message to the rest of the nation that when we stand together with love and compassion in protecting unborn babies and supporting pregnant mothers, we save lives, improve lives and support a national culture that values life. We are encouraged by the expectation that 9,000 fewer babies will be aborted per year in the state of Indiana.”
We are grateful for the court’s decision, and we rejoice in this victory for life!