Lawmaker to Propose Bill to Abolish Abortion in Indiana

Ultrasound IIINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A lawmaker in Indiana has announced that he plans to propose a bill in January that will abolish abortion in the state.

State Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, told reporters this week that he intends to file a “Protection at Conception” bill when the General Assembly reconvenes next year.

“It’s time to bring the Roe v. Wade era to its logical conclusion,” Nisly told The Times. “My goal is to deregulate abortion right out of existence in Indiana.”

As previously reported, Roe v. Wade centered on a Texas woman named Norma McCorvey who sought an abortion over an alleged rape. McCorvey later admitted that she had lied, writing in her book “I Am Roe” that she made up the rape story at the advice of her feminist attorneys to make her case more convincing.

She also never obtained an abortion, but placed her child up for adoption and went on to become a vocal pro-life advocate, even going to court in an effort to overturn the ruling.

“My decisions were wrong and I am fighting with every breath to change what has occurred,” McCorvey, a Roman Catholic, said in 2008.

The majority decision of Roe v. Wade was issued by justices predominantly nominated by Republican presidents.

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Nisly says that the Supreme Court isn’t always right as it has issued wrongful judgments on several occasions in American history.

“The Supreme Court has been wrong before,” he stated, “on issues like slavery, on segregation and a host of other issues, and they’ve reversed themselves, eventually.”

He also contended that the court lacks jurisdiction on the matter.

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“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,” Nisly told the Indianapolis Star.

The group Hoosiers for Life is behind the legislation. Executive Director Amy Schlichter was also reportedly the inspiration for a heartbeat bill that would have banned abortion when a heartbeat is detected—normally within a month of conception.

“It’s time that Indiana understands that our legislators are not doing all they can to stop abortions in our state,” she told reporters. “The code is there, but Indiana has failed to use it to stop abortion. Instead, they regulate it, which causes approximately 22 Hoosier babies to die every single day.”

As previously reported, in March, Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a bill that bans the murder of unborn children based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis or any other disability, but stops short of ending all abortion in the state.

“Indiana does not allow a fetus to be aborted solely because of the fetus’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability,” the bill, introduced by Rep. Casey Cox, R-Fort Wayne, read.

It outlines that the other disabilities include physical and mental disabilities, disfigurement, scoliosis, dwarfism, albinism and amelia.

Lawmakers said that the legislation was necessary as physicians sometimes coerce women to have an abortion because their child is diagnosed with an adverse medical condition.

Planned Parenthood, with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is currently challenging the law in court.

“This statute does something that the United States Supreme Court has said repeatedly cannot be done,” Ken Falk of the ACLU of Indiana said in July. “It is an attempt by the state of Indiana to interfere with and actually prohibit a woman’s right to determine whether or not to have an abortion.”

Nisly’s bill, if passed, would take the matter even further to ban abortion in all cases, and make the act a crime.

The Times reports that Republican Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb said last month that while he identifies as pro-life, abortion is not at the top of his agenda.

As previously reported, the issue of abortion was likewise a significant topic of discussion and concern in early America. In 1850, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court became the first high court in the nation to declare that abortion must be prohibited at any stage of gestation for any reason.

While other state courts allowed preborn babies to be aborted up to four months of gestation by reason of a “quickening” theory, which stated that a person was not protected until the mother felt them kicking in the womb, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would accept no such argument.

In Mills v. Commonwealth, the court declared that the theory “is not … the law in Pennsylvania, and ought never to have been the law anywhere.” The ruling became a strong precedent that other state courts began to review and follow.

In regard to actual laws on the books, it is recorded that Illinois is the first state to completely outlaw abortion as laws were passed in 1827. By the 1900’s, however, due to the influence of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, nearly every state in the nation prohibited abortion for any reason, with the exception of Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina.

Abortion is Murder from I’ll Be Honest on Vimeo.

 


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  • Robert

    it’s about time little children are protected in one state any way. the other states still have a taste for little children’s blood.

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  • TheKingOfRhye

    Wouldn’t Roe v. Wade have to be overturned first?

    • Palsgraf’s Scale

      Yes. And it passed 7-2, which makes it incredibly unattractive to overturn even with a conservative-leaning court.

    • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

      No. The fact that it was based on a lie renders the ruling baseless. It doesn’t matter how emphatic the ruling was.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        I don’t know what “based on a lie” and and a SCOTUS ruling being “baseless” mean, what the ramifications of that are, or who makes the decision that they are.

        Must be more of that law that exists only in the minds of the Religious Right.

        • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

          The claim of rape on which the judgment rested was false. You should really read the article before you comment so that there is something in your mind at the time that you write.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            While the facts of the original case may not have been what they appeared at first, that it no way is synonymous with a “lie.”

            And more importantly, it doesn’t invalidate Roe v. Wade.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Someone starts a case with a lie and the court institutes bloodshed forever. Nothing wrong there, you say, oh great lover of the truth.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            I didn’t say “nothing wrong there,” I just said that your and my opinions of the ruling are irrelevant.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Yours are, by reason of being wrong.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            What did I say that was wrong? Roe v. Wade is not the law? Funny, because I bet there are a lot of states that would love to criminalize abortion. But they can’t because Roe v. Wade.

            Huh, guess I’m not wrong after all.

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            States cannot criminalize abortion because they are led by fearful cowards. This should fill you with irrelevant glee.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Cowards who are too afraid to do what? Pass unconstitutional laws?

          • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

            Afraid to pass wind.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The right thing is never too late to do. Abortion is far worse than slavery. Unborn children are not sub-humans but fully human. Stop killing innocent children. Abolish abortion.

    • TheKingOfRhye

      Wait, what? Martians? Sorry, there is no such thing. It’s a dead, lifeless ball of rock. Have you been reading some old science fiction books or something?

      • american4godncountry✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Leave Kim Kwon alone! Its not her fault that she is on the side of life and the Lord and you are on the side of atheists, gays and illegal immigrants! You types of people disgust me!

        • TheKingOfRhye

          I’m not gonna leave her alone. Why would I? I come here to make comments, and say what I think. She either comments on what I have to say, or says things, and I usually (well, pretty much all the time) find what she says totally opposed to what I think.

          I’m not even getting into abortion, I guess that’s what you mean by “on the side of life”…..but I am definitely on the side of atheists (I AM one) and gays. (not one, but I’ll stick up for them till my dying day)…..but I don;t know what illegal immigrants have to do with anything. Big surprise here for you…..I’m against illegal immigration myself. Because, well…….it’s illegal. Should we make it easier for people to gain citizenship? I don’t know. Honestly, it’s not a big deal to me.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must repent of your evil unbelief to get saved. It is wrong for the USA to threaten Christians to serve gay weddings against the Word of God and against human conscience. Nazism – the holding of humanity’s free spirits by installation of falsehood – took over Germany last century and it seems USA’s turn now. Legality is a toxic trash when it ignores the Word of God. Get some lessons from WW2.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            “Repent, and …be saved from this perverse generation.” ( Read Acts chapter 2)

        • johndoe

          What’re you going to do? Thats one of the great things about America….no theocracy big boy.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Thank you, but he is okay so far.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Right, no Martians whatsoever. What I mean is baby-killing mankind will kill the Martians just as well if there are any, and the creation world will hate such thing. (Genesis ch.4) Present Earthlings will not be allowed to leave the Earth because sinners only spread the grief into the universe. Mankind must repent of sins and learn to cherish the unborn babies first.

  • Dan Jones

    Awesome NEWS!!!

    Always be a light that is shininginthedark

  • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

    Keep it coming. We need another 20 bills in Indiana every year prohibiting and PUNISHING this evil from every angle. And where are the other states? Why are they doing nothing?

  • Gena B

    This is something Pence has been working hard towards