• Amy Schlichter

Busting Myths about Protection of Life

Updated: May 6

Dear Friend,

It’s been awhile since I’ve sent this handy myths/facts list out to you, and with election season in full swing, this is a great tool to have available when your local politician attempts to explain why he or she just cannot support an abortion ban like Rep. Curt Nisly’s Protection of Life bill.

I’ll let the rest of the letter speak for itself. I hope it can help you as you speak up for our pre-born neighbors and demand an end to legalized child killing in our state!

See below!

For Life,

Amy Schlichter

Executive Director

Hoosiers for Life

Here’s the info:

Myths and Facts about the Protection of Life Bill

Myth: It will undo 47 years of hard work.

FACT: Protecting all human life at the moment of conception will be the capstone of 47 years of hard work—ending abortion is what we’ve been fighting for.

Myth: The Supreme Court will strike it down.

FACT: We do not know which federal judges will be on the bench by the time Protection of Life reaches the Supreme Court. But, we should not shrink from fighting to protect the pre-born because some think tyrannical judges might rule the wrong way. Besides, we are not asking for federal permission to protect human life--we are solidifying state sovereignty and applying the fact that Indiana has a vested interest in ending abortion and the federal courts and government shall not intrude on that.

Myth: Planned Parenthood will take out good parts of the bill and leave Indiana open for abortion all nine months.

FACT: Because of the non-severability clause in the bill, this cannot be done. Multiple unbiased lawyers have reviewed the bill and confirmed the non-severability clause is solid. It is used regularly in legislation in other states and since we have offered the clause, it has also been used in Indiana legislation several times.

Myth: Roe v. Wade is the law of the land.

FACT: Courts don’t make laws. Roe v. Wade was an unjust court decision.

FACT: The right to kill your own child is NOT in the constitution. In fact, The tenth amendment states any power not given to the Federal government belongs to the states. With a vested interest in protecting our posterity, Indiana has the ability, as per the tenth amendment, to declare abortion illegal.

Myth: It will cost taxpayers a lot of money.

FACT: Private entities have pledged to litigate court proceedings for Protection of Life pro-bono— no cost to taxpayers. Regulatory bills, however, have cost taxpayers over 4.5 million on the life issue alone. If the regulation bills win in court, babies are still dying. But, if we win, babies aren’t dying anymore.

Myth: If we pass it, Indiana will be the Wild, Wild West.

FACT: If the bill passes, all unborn babies will be protected at conception.

Myth: Planned Parenthood will file an injunction, and while the bill is tied up in court, women can have abortions throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

FACT: It is true the bill will likely get tied up in court and the law will not be changed right away until the court process is over. However, the law will remain as it is today while Protection of Life makes its way through the court system.

Myth: It’s not the right time.

FACT: Babies are dying. NOW is the right time to save them. It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.

Myth: The bill is dangerous.

FACT: Abortion is dangerous to babies. The Protection of Life bill is dangerous for the abortion industry because it would be shut down in Indiana.

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.