Indiana Right to Life President
Issues Statement on the
Anniversary of the SCOTUS Dobbs Ruling

INDIANAPOLIS (June 24, 2024) – Indiana Right to Life President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fichter issued this statement today in recognition of the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the historical case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The ruling returned decisions over abortion policy back to the states, but fell short of establishing a constitutional right to life for unborn children. The Indiana legislature was the first in the nation to act following the Dobbs decision.

“Because of Indiana’s leadership in the Midwest as a community that supports pregnant moms and protects unborn babies, we are seeing the abortion rate greatly reduced. The new law is doing what it was intended to do: Saving the lives of unborn babies by making abortion very rare, and only for those exceptions written into law.

“The new law also safeguards Indiana from being an abortion-destination state — and low abortion numbers confirm that fact. Those states that welcome abortion on demand attract more to their communities than they may bargain for, including sex trafficking and a culture of coercing women into abortions — which is a silent issue that needs to be talked about. The many pregnancy resource centers throughout Indiana are often the unsung sources of support and hope for women who find themselves pressured toward abortion.

“Indiana’s law actually helps to safeguard women from these exposures and the life-long trauma women suffer after abortion, and it strives to protect innocent unborn babies whose lives have immeasurable value.”


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