• Amy Schlichter

Your Voice Was Heard!

Dear Friend, Making our voices heard to our elected officials is an important step in securing an unborn baby’s God-given right to live.

In last week’s primary election, pro-lifers in Indiana did just that.

Elections, of course, are where politicians are forced to seek the “consent of the governed” in the United States. In fact, for this very reason, most elected officials hate contested elections. And they especially hate having opposition in a primary. This makes election season the very best time for pro-lifers to make our voices heard by lobbying the politicians. And you did a great job. In House District 22, State Representative Curt Nisly was challenged by a candidate who openly opposed the Protection at Conception Bill. Nisly’s opponent went so far as to declare ending abortion a “radical” idea.

By contrast, Rep. Curt Nisly is a proven pro-life hero. He authored the historic Protection at Conception Bill, which would protect ALL unborn babies at the moment of conception and save nearly 8,000 children per year from the savagery of abortion.

On Election Day, life advocates sent a strong message to the political class: there is a political price for opposing an end to abortion in Indiana. Curt Nisly won his primary election by a wide margin, and his opponent was left reeling in defeat after coming out publicly against Protection at Conception. In several other districts around the state, you made your voices heard in support of protecting unborn babies. Some candidates did not return their Hoosiers for Life Candidate Survey, and you let them know you expect them to be open about their views on abortion. I also reminded our supporters what actions incumbents had taken against pre-born babies. For example, State Rep. Ben Smaltz has proven himself to be hostile toward the cause of the unborn.

Smaltz did what Planned Parenthood asked him to do and killed Protection at Conception legislation two years in a row in the committee he chairs.

I asked our supporters to lobby Smaltz on this issue and urge him to