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Under Pressure, House Speaker Releases Hostage Bill: Smaltz Next

Dear Friend,

After diligent pressure from Hoosiers for Life and hundreds of phone calls, emails, and messages from folks like you, House Speaker Brian Bosma released his hostage bill, HB 1089, to the Public Policy committee.  

Thanks to your hard work, we still have a chance to get a fair hearing and a roll call vote on the strongest pro-life legislation ever filed in the state of Indiana—HB 1089.

When you speak up, your elected officials really do listen! It wasn’t easy to get Bosma to do what we wanted him to do and assign the bill to a committee, but he finally caved to voters’ demands.

While HB 1089 has passed an important milestone in being assigned a committee, our fight is far from over.

Although he didn’t outright kill the bill, Bosma may still be planning for its demise.

You see, before the 2020 session even began, the House Speaker warned legislators against filing any legislation that was really important, forbidding what he called “controversial legislation.”

The Protection of Life bill (HB 1089) would protect ALL preborn babies, regardless of age or how an abortionist might slaughter them. Protecting these babies is controversial to Bosma, even though he claims to be the “most pro-life Speaker.”

Underhandedly killing pro-life bills is nothing new for the House Speaker. For three years in a row, Bosma assigned Protection of Life to a committee with secret instructions to Policy Chairman, Rep. Ben Smaltz, to make sure the bill never saw the light of day.

Bosma sure chose the right guy to do his bidding.  Smaltz regurgitated his spoon fed excuses one after the other.  We had an answer for them all.

Though he claims to be pro-life, Ben Smaltz did not waver from his orders to kill Indiana’s abortion ban--every single year. Bosma adamantly defended Smaltz's inaction and none other than the baby killing giant, Planned Parenthood, thanked him for it.  

One year later, here we are yet again-- after breaking his own rules and refusing to assign HB 1089 to a committee when he should have, Bosma has finally released the bill he held hostage into the hands of Ben Smaltz.  

It is no coincidence Bosma assigned HB 1089 to Smaltz’s committee.  He’s counting on Smaltz to kill the bill again.  I’m counting on YOU to demand Smaltz do otherwise.

Call Rep. Ben Smaltz at 317-232-9620 and demand a fair hearing and a vote on HB 1089, the Protection of Life bill.  

After that, send this message to all of your friends who will call.  

We need a hearing and a vote on HB 1089 so voters can know for sure which legislators want to end the slaughter of innocent babies in our state and which are on the same side as Planned Parenthood.

Friends, it is not too late to get a hearing and a vote on the Protection of Life bill, but time is short!  It is imperative you call Ben Smaltz TODAY and demand a fair hearing and a vote on HB 1089.

Ben Smaltz is responsible for the deaths of nearly 8,000 Hoosier babies last year.  Will he be found guilty yet again?  

He needs to hear from our army of pro-life warriors!  He needs to hear from YOU right now.

Please call Ben Smaltz and demand a fair hearing and a vote for HB 1089:  317-232-9620

Thank you so much for being a voice for the pre-born babies in Indiana.


Amy Schlichter

Executive Director

Hoosiers for Life

P.S. After much pressure from pro-life voters, House Speaker Brian Bosma assigned HB 1089, the Protection of Life bill, to the Public Policy committee.

While this is an important hurdle to cross, there is still much work to do. Bosma is counting on the committee chair, Rep. Ben Smaltz, to bury the bill and ensure its demise.

That’s why I’m counting on you to call Rep. Ben Smaltz today at 317-232-9620 and demand a hearing and a roll call vote on this life saving legislation.

Make sure you’ve signed your Protection of Life petition, and ask your pro-life friends to sign!

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