Indiana Right to Life PAC Announces Endorsements In 2020 General Elections

Indianapolis –Indiana Right to Life PAC today announced its endorsement of these candidates in the 2020 general elections:

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Donald Trump President
Eric Holcomb Governor
Todd Rokita Attorney General
Jackie Walorski U.S. Rep. Second District
Jim Banks U.S. Rep. Third District
Jim Baird U.S. Rep. Fourth District
Victoria Spartz U.S. Rep., Fifth District
Greg Pence U.S. Rep. Sixth District
Larry D. Bucshon U.S. Rep. Eighth District
Trey Hollingsworth U.S. Rep., Ninth District
Ed Soliday State Representative, District 004
Dale DeVon State Representative, District 005
Jake Teshka State Representative, District 007
Tom Wichlinski State Representative, District 012
Hal Slager State Representative, District 015
Jack Jordan State Representative, District 017
Craig Snow State Representative, District 018
Julie Olthoff State Representative, District 019
Jim Pressel State Representative, District 020
Timothy Wesco State Representative, District 021
Ethan Manning State Representative, District 023
Donna Schaibley State Representative, District 024
Donald J. Lehe State Representative, District 025
Jeffrey Thompson State Representative, District 028
Chuck Goodrich State Representative, District 029
Mike Karickhoff State Representative, District 030
Tony Cook State Representative, District 032
J.D. Prescott State Representative, District 033
Elizabeth Rowray State Representative, District 35
Kyle Pierce State Representative, District 036
Todd Huston State Representative, District 037
Heath VanNatter State Representative, District 038
Jerry Torr State Representative, District 039
Greg Steuerwald State Representative, District 040
Beau Baird State Representative, District 044
Bruce Borders State Representative, District 045
Bob Heaton State Representative, District 046
Doug Miller State Representative, District 048
Christy Stutzman State Representative, District 049
Dan Leonard State Representative, District 050
Dennis J. Zent State Representative, District 051
Ben Smaltz State Representative, District 052
Brad Barrett State Representative, District 056
Michelle Davis State Representative, District 058
Ryan Lauer State Representative, District 059
Peggy Mayfield State Representative, District 060
Jeff Ellington State Representative, District 062
Shane M. Lindauer State Representative, District 063
Matt Hostettler State Representative, District 064
Chris May State Representative, District 065
Zach Payne State Representative, District 066
Randy Frye State Representative, District 067
Jim Lucas State Representative, District 069
Karen Engleman State Representative, District 070
Steve Davisson State Representative, District 073
Stephen R. Bartels State Representative, District 074
Cindy Ledbetter State Representative, District 075
Wendy McNamara State Representative, District 076
Greg Peete State Representative, District 077
Matthew Lehman State Representative, District 079
Martin Carbaugh State Representative, District 081
David H. Abbott State Representative, District 082
Dave Heine State Representative, District 085
Chris Jeter State Representative, District 088
Cynthia Kirchhofer State Representative, District 089
Mike Speedy State Representative, District 090
Robert Behning State Representative, District 091
Felipe Jesus Rios State Representative, District 094
Ed Charbonneau State Senator, District 05
Brian W. Buchanan State Senator, District 07
Ryan Mishler State Senator, District 09
Blake Doriot, State Senator, District 12
C. Susan Glick State Senator, District 13
Justin Busch State Senator, District 16
Stacey A Donato State Senator, District 18
Scott A. Baldwin State Senator, District 20
John Crane State Senator, District 24
Michael R. Crider State Senator, District 28
John Ruckelshaus State Senator, District 30
Aaron Freeman State Senator, District 32
R. Michael Young State Senator, District 35
Jack E. Sandlin State Senator, District 36
Rodric D. Bray State Senator, District 37
Jean Leising State Senator, District 42
Eric A. Koch State Senator, District 44

All candidates, including incumbents, are required to complete a candidate survey to be eligible for endorsement consideration.

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Indiana Right to Life PAC Endorses Governor Eric Holcomb

Indianapolis – Indiana Right to Life PAC today announced its endorsement of Governor Eric Holcomb for reelection. Governor Holcomb’s pro-life track record during his first term includes the signing of eight pro-life bills, record-setting adoption levels for children in foster care, lowered infant mortality rates, and strong support for Indiana’s Real Alternatives program providing free, compassionate assistance to needy women and their babies, from pregnancy through the babies’ first birthdays.

“Governor Holcomb has signed every single pro-life bill that has come across his desk, including historic legislation to ban late-term abortions and to expand Safe Haven Baby Boxes in Indiana,” states Indiana Right to Life PAC chairman Mike Fichter. “We know that compassion for children, born and unborn, is deeply important to him, and we look forward to working with him to advance the cause of life to much higher levels over the next four years.”

Governor Holcomb’s extensive pro-life record includes:

• 2017 – Gov. Holcomb signed SEA 404 into law enhancing parental rights to be notified when a minor seeks a judicial bypass to get an abortion while allowing civil recourse for parents if an adult falsely claims to have parental rights for the minor. The law also tightens reporting requirements for abortions on girls under 16 years of age.

• 2018 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law SEA 203 that allows murder or manslaughter charges to be brought against any criminal who kills an unborn child during the committing a felony.

• 2018 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law SEA 65 giving parents greater control over whether children are exposed to Planned Parenthood-style sex ed courses in the schools.

• 2018 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law SEA 340 that pave the way for Safe Haven Baby Boxes, toughens abortion clinic licensing requirements in Indiana, and requires reporting of abortion complications.

• 2019 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law HEA 1211 to ban late-term D&E abortions in Indiana.

• 2019 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law SEA 201 to strengthen conscience protections for pro-life health care workers.

• 2019 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law HEA 1007 creating better prenatal health care for at-risk pregnant moms.

• 2020 – Gov. Holcomb signed into law SEA 299 to strengthen humane final disposition laws for aborted babies.

• Indiana’s Real Alternatives Program – From 2017 through 2020, Gov. Holcomb has authorized Indiana’s Real Alternatives program helping participating pro-life pregnancy resources centers throughout the state to meet the needs of tens of thousands of pregnant women and their babies all the way through baby’s first birthday, at no cost to the mothers.

Fichter also notes that under Governor Holcomb, the number of abortions dropped by 400 babies from 2018 to 2019, part of the reason Indiana is now ranked as the sixth most pro-life state in the nation by Americans United for Life.

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Judge Gives Abortion Industry a Win, Allows Barbaric Dismemberment Abortions

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal judge, Sarah Evans Barker, issued a preliminary injunction in the abortion industry’s favor, allowing dilation and evacuation abortions in Indiana. The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of abortion doctors, sued to stop the dismemberment ban from taking effect July 1.

This spring, Indiana lawmakers banned the barbaric dismemberment abortion procedure in House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed HEA 1211 on Apr. 25.

The dismemberment procedure is typically used for second-trimester abortions and involves pulling a fully alive unborn baby apart limb by limb.

“It’s disgusting that the abortion industry can simply overturn a law they dislike by filing a lawsuit,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Dismemberment abortions are painful and barbaric. No baby deserves this horrific death sentence. We urge the state to appeal the ruling.

“If appealed, we believe the dismemberment ban will be found constitutional. In 1995, Indiana passed an informed consent law. It was tied up in the courts for years, but it was found constitutional and encouraged a decrease in the abortion rate. Similarly, once the dismemberment ban goes into effect, it will save Hoosiers’ lives.”

Evans Barker also recently gave the abortion industry a victory when she sided with Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA), a Texas-based abortion chain. Evans Barker’s decision allows WWHA to do abortions in South Bend, Ind. without being licensed and inspected, putting Hoosier women at risk.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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Holcomb’s Signature Ends Dismemberment Abortions in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb ended dismemberment abortions in Indiana by signing House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. The dismemberment procedure is typically used for second-trimester abortions and involves pulling a fully alive unborn baby apart limb by limb.

“Hoosiers spoke up in great numbers against the atrocity of dismemberment abortions this spring,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Legislators listened, and thanks to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature, children will be protected from barbaric dismemberment abortions in Indiana. We thank our pro-life elected officials for their leadership.”

HEA 1211, authored by Rep. Peggy Mayfield and co-authored by Rep. Christy Stutzman, passed the legislature with bipartisan support, against the wishes of Planned Parenthood.

Click here for information on dismemberment abortions.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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