Lawmaker To Propose Total Abortion Ban

Nov 16, 2016


A Republican state legislator promises to introduce a bill next session that would ban all abortion in the state of Indiana.

A group called Hoosiers For Life – whose stated goal is to end abortion in Indiana – developed the “Protection at Conception” bill, aiming to classify any abortion as murder under Indiana law.

State Rep. Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) appeared in Hoosiers For Life’s recent video about the bill.

“My goal is to deregulate abortion right out of existence in Indiana,” Nisly said in the video.

Nisly could face opposition in the General Assembly. Last session, a bill banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected didn’t even get a hearing.

A slightly less restrictive bill limiting abortion did pass. But that legislation and other anti-abortion bills have been repeatedly struck down by courts, under the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

Still, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Vice President Patti Stauffer says she is taking the legislation seriously.

“Because of the results of the election and the very real possibility of judges being put into place that would hold a different view on abortion is now empowering anti-abortion viewpoints,” Stauffer says.

The legislative session begins in January.