abortion

Opinion: A Theocratic View of Abortion

Oct 19, 2016
Zach Bernard / WBOI News

During the Vice Presidential Debate, Mike Pence was asked to give an example of a time when his religious beliefs and his responsibilities as a public servant had come into conflict. He articulated no such example. As I’ve written elsewhere, this demonstrates a general lack of respect for all faiths, moralities, and perspectives other than his own.

Diego Delso via Wikimedia Commons

Two weeks ago, the Indiana legislature passed House Bill 1337, which amends the Indiana Code and increases the regulation surrounding both abortion and miscarriages.

 

Governor Mike Pence says the state’s investigation of Planned Parenthood was important in the wake of what he calls appalling remarks by senior officials of the national health care provider.

Pence ordered the State Health Department to investigate the abortion provider two weeks ago in the wake of videos allegedly showing national Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue, which is against the law in Indiana. 

Courtesy / Liz Brown

Opponents of a bill barring women from having abortions because of the child’s gender or disability say it will restrict a woman’s right to choose.

The proposed legislation, authored by Fort Wayne Republican Senator Liz Brown, prohibits abortions done because of the child’s gender or if they have a genetic disability such as Down syndrome. 

Supporters say the measure helps women know they have options beyond abortion and that a child being diagnosed with a disability is not a death sentence. 

Courtesy / PPINK

A federal judge has signed off on an agreement reached between lawyers representing the state and Planned Parenthood of Indiana that nullifies a 2013 state law.

Ultimately, the law requiring a Lafayette abortion clinic to have the same facilities as those that perform surgical abortions never went into effect at all.

Almost as soon as the law was passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013, a challenge to it was filed in court and a judge barred the law from taking effect, pending an appeal.

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