Budget, Other Bills Await Indiana General Assembly Action

Indiana lawmakers return to the statehouse today for the final week of the General Assembly Bills awaiting final action include a $28 billion two-year budget. Democrats are calling for the removal of a Senate budget provision that takes aim at boycotting lawmakers. It would allow constituents to file suit against legislators who walk off the… Continue reading Budget, Other Bills Await Indiana General Assembly Action

While Some Advocates Wait, Planned Parenthood of Indiana Promises to Challenge Abortion Restrictions

Planned Parenthood of Indiana has vowed to fight a bill that would cut funding for the organization and ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But the action would make Planned Parenthood unique among pro-choice groups. The bill is before the Indiana House and can only be challenged if it becomes law. Similar measures have… Continue reading While Some Advocates Wait, Planned Parenthood of Indiana Promises to Challenge Abortion Restrictions

Indiana Senate Approves Anti-Abortion Bill

The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood and give Indiana some of the country’s tightest abortion restrictions, and the debate over the legislation mirrors the recent dispute over the federal budget. The bill in Indiana cleared the Senate 35-13 and now goes to GOP-led house. It blocks state… Continue reading Indiana Senate Approves Anti-Abortion Bill

House Panel Kills Ultrasound Measure

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh For a fourth time, legislation requiring ultrasounds prior to abortions has been defeated in a Kentucky House committee. Thirteen years ago, Heidi Reihing of Silent No More had an abortion. She regrets the decision and says her life has never been the same. “I never got asked one time,… Continue reading House Panel Kills Ultrasound Measure