Some of you may recall a troubling news story that broke in December concerning a Nebraska abortionist's announcement that he may be moving his operations to Indiana. The individual is LeRoy Carhart, a late-term abortion specialist described by Newsweek magazine as "a person determined to train as many late-term abortion providers as possible." The magazine also described him as "the abortion evangelist."
Many have asked what could be done to keep someone like Carhart out of Indiana. Our answer is coming before the Indiana Senate very soon. House Bill 1210 is a major pro-life bill with several components including key language to strengthen Indiana's fetal viability law after 20 weeks gestational age of the baby.
HB 1210 came out of the House with 72 votes in support and a remarkable 40 co-authors wanting their name on the legislation. It also contains provisions that strengthen Indiana's informed consent law to include written information from the Department of Health about risks, adoption alternatives, fetal development as well as risks of childbirth, rather than simply unverifiable verbal instructions. HB 1210 also includes hospital admitting privilege requirements to protect women, should they have complications, and ensuring that the emergency room physicians can quickly contact the abortionist. (The abortionist working in South Bend and Fort Wayne allegedly flies in from somewhere out of state.)
Your calls and emails to the Indiana State Senate about House Bill 1210 are much needed. Your State Senator needs to hear from you.
You can find your State Senator easily using your zip code through this link: http://district.iga.in.gov/DistrictLookup/
You can call and leave a message for your Senator at 317-232-9400.