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Total abortion ban proposed in Indiana

8:47 am - 11/18/2016
An Indiana lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would outlaw and criminalize all forms of abortion in Indiana.

State Rep. Curt Nisly said Wednesday he will file so-called "Protection at Conception" legislation when the General Assembly convenes in January.

Under his proposal, all abortions would be a crime and prosecutors could file charges against those who participate in the procedure.

“You would treat the death of an unborn child like you would any other human being,” the Goshen Republican said.

The measure would almost certainly be ruled unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade and subsequent decisions have effectively established a woman’s right to an abortion before viability of the fetus.

“My position is that the Supreme Court is wrong with Roe v. Wade,” Nisly said, “and they don’t have jurisdiction in this manner. This is the state of Indiana asserting the powers that are given to them, specifically in the 9th and 10th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.”

In situations in which a high-risk pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, he said the proposal would demand that a doctor try to save both mother and child.

“The idea here is always, always try to save the baby,” Nisly said.

Conservative activists emboldened by President-elect Donald Trump's decisive victory in Indiana are already rallying behind the measure. While they acknowledge the proposal would face legal challenges, they're holding onto hope that the composition of the bench could change before the case reaches the Supreme Court.

moonshaz 19th-Nov-2016 07:10 am (UTC)

1. There is a tag, "small government fits in my uterus" that was created for posts about abortion laws. It would be perfect for this. :)

2. This douche canoe obviously wants to create an  opportunity to get Roe v. Wade in front of the Supreme Court, knowing that Pres. Voldemort is going to nominate some far right forced birther to replace Scalia. Whether he even succeeds in getting the Court to hear the case or not, it's a political win for him, because of the points he will make with forced birther voters.

In other words, he wants to further his political career by making life as difficult as possible for Indiana women of childbearing age. The scum-sucking pos.

oncloud999 19th-Nov-2016 09:11 am (UTC)
Men should not have any say in what women do with their uterus.
lightframes 19th-Nov-2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
Can you imagine all of the work conservatives could get done if they didn't waste so much time with anti-abortion legislation.
nicosian 19th-Nov-2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
Unsurprisingly, men with the least knowledge of medicine, reproduction, prenatal health and pregnancy issues are the ones to assume that if a pregnancy goes awry, that the doctors do NOTHING to save both womb occupant and mother.

Of course, on the other hand, same gormless jackasses also make sure insurance plans had pregnancy riders, or make the cost of caring for a very pre-term infant to be astronomical too.

I agree with the other poster: imagine what could be accomplished if conservatives weren't constantly digging in their heels screaming about abortion, ( marriage equality, education funding, human rights, womens rights, progress in general).

4o5pastmidnight 20th-Nov-2016 06:48 am (UTC)
If they did that, they wouldn't have a platform!
hippie_chick 19th-Nov-2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
Fuck this guy. Fuck him.

wrestlingdog 20th-Nov-2016 09:31 pm (UTC)
Well, here comes their excuse to repeal Roe.
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