Indiana Right to Life recognizes 15% abortion rate drop under Governor Daniels

January 7, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life President and CEO, Mike Fichter, released the following statement thanking outgoing governor, Mitch Daniels, for his eight years of service to Indiana.

“We give Gov. Daniels our thanks as he concludes his governorship of Indiana,” said Fichter. “During Gov. Daniels’ time in office, the Indiana abortion rate has dropped nearly 15 percent. We know there are Hoosier children alive today because of the pro-life policies enacted under the Daniels administration.

“The most significant pro-life advance during Gov. Daniels’ term came in 2011 when a comprehensive pro-life bill passed the Indiana General Assembly and received the governor’s signature. That historic legislation included improvements to the type of information given to women seeking abortions, required abortion doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges and defunded Indiana’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

“Gov. Daniels also deserves recognition for resisting pro-abortion Obamacare from taking effect in Indiana. In November, Gov. Daniels notified the federal government of incoming Gov.-elect Mike Pence’s opposition to a state-run health insurance exchange. We thank Gov. Daniels for his role in opposing Obamacare.

“Indiana is now nationally recognized as one of the top 10 pro-life states in the country, and other states are following our lead. We thank Gov. Daniels for serving Indiana and we wish him the best in future endeavors.”

Abortion statistics are provided through the Indiana State Department of Health. The most recent year of available statistics is 2011.

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