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  • Writer's pictureAmy Schlichter

Indiana Republican Party Feels Pressure on Life Issue

Dear Friend of LIFE,

Indiana Republican officials are feeling the pressure from voters who demand an end to the slaughter of 22 Hoosier babies to abortion every single day.

One clear sign of this is the language in the Indiana Republican Party platform.

For 2018, the platform has added language to “affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which cannot be infringed.”

My friend, this is your doing. This change in language by Indiana Republicans is a result of thousands of Hoosiers coming together with Hoosiers for Life to insist Indiana end the slaughter of the unborn.

These politicians are acting in response to the pressure you have been putting on them.

Now, it’s important to understand what a platform is, and what it is not.

The new Republican platform does NOT mean the majority party has committed to ending abortion in Indiana. The new platform does NOT mean the House will hear Rep. Curt Nisly’s Protection at Conception bill next year.

Instead, the platform represents posturing in an election year.

Indeed, we already see members of the political class backing away from the strong language which has been added to the 2018 Republican platform, because they don’t want to actually have to act on the strong language in this platform.

A spokesman for another Indiana life group bluntly stated how the new platform “does not denote certain legislative goals to end abortion,” even though the plain language of the platform appears to do precisely that.

So if the platform has changed, and yet the platform does NOT mean the Indiana political class is newly committed to ending abortion in Indiana, then what DOES the platform change mean?

The political platform should be read, not as an indication of where the Republican party stands on abortion, but rather as an indication of where Republican officials believe the majority of voters in Indiana stand on abortion.

This is the impact we are having on the abortion debate in Indiana. The Republican party now believes voters are tired of regulating abortion in Indiana, and that voters instead want to put an end to abortion.

This does not in the slightest change our mission at Hoosiers for Life. We will fight to protect the life of every innocent Hoosier from conception to natural death.

We see through this platform charade by Indiana Republicans. What matters is how legislators vote in the General Assembly.

And believe me, we will be keeping track.


Amy Schlichter

Executive Director

Hoosiers for Life

P.S. Because of pressure from pro-life voters who insist on an end to abortion in our state, the Indiana Republicans changed their 2018 platform language to sound like that’s what they want too.

But, the political class doesn’t really want to act on that strong language. They’re just saying what they think you’d like to hear. How legislators vote in the General Assembly is what really matters.

What will they do with the Protection at Conception Bill, the bill which would end abortion in Indiana? We will be watching.

How do you feel about abortion? Take the poll HERE.

Paid for by the supporters of Hoosiers for Life, a tax exempt non-profit organization under IRC 501(c)(4) which does not endorse, support, or oppose candidates for election.

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