INDIANAPOLIS (June 21, 2023) – Indiana Right to Life President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fichter issued the following statement today regarding the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“One year ago the U.S. Supreme Court put the power of addressing abortion back into the hands of the people in each state — via their representative government. And while our lawmakers to some degree fulfilled the will of the people to stop abortion in our state, the lower judiciary has allowed abortion to go unabated in Indiana. That’s more than 8,000 lives extinguished each year. Every day that passes is a day when pregnant moms and their babies might otherwise have been protected from the pain and often life-long trauma of abortion. We are hopeful the Indiana Supreme Court will soon confirm what is clear: There is no right to abortion in the Indiana Constitution. As we await the day when Indiana’s new law can fully take effect, we will continue to work as we always have — providing love and support for pregnant moms and their babies.”
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