INDIANAPOLIS (August 21, 2023) – Indiana Right to Life President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fichter issued the following remarks today about the Indiana Supreme Court ruling, in which the court denied a rehearing of its ruling from June and certified SEA 1 – making the law officially in effect.

“Today’s closing of all abortion clinics is a victory for unborn babies throughout Indiana. 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 mother, 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. This is truly an historic day, and we are so thankful to the tens of thousands of Hoosiers who worked so hard for over 50 years to bring this day about. And we know there are many opportunities ahead for Indiana to do even more in caring for babies and pregnant mothers. One of these opportunities will be protecting young girls from being trafficked to other states for abortions. We look forward to this and other policy discussions in the weeks ahead.”

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