Urgent Alert: Urge Your Senator to Vote “Yes” on Pro-Life SB 371 & SB 489
February 25, 2013
On Tuesday, February 26 the Indiana Senate will vote on Senate Bills 371 and 489. Both bills are important measures for the culture of life in Indiana. You need to help ensure these bills pass by contacting your senator and urging “Yes” votes on SB 371 and SB 489.
If SB 371 doesn’t pass, Planned Parenthood in Lafayette will be able to continue doing chemical abortions at an unlicensed and uninspected facility. Currently, Planned Parenthood in Lafayette offers chemical abortions but not even the Indiana State Department of Health knows if:
- Planned Parenthood has a doctor present
- An ambulance and its crew would be able to access a patient in case of an emergency
- An ultrasound is performed prior to the chemical abortion to verify the location of the pregnancy and the gestational age.
- Other Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines are being met
Planned Parenthood and its friends have been trying a tactic in Indiana to defeat SB 371 that worked for the abortion industry in another state. They claim SB 371 requires an invasive procedure that equals “state rape.” Planned Parenthood wants Hoosier lawmakers to fall prey to their tactics.
In reality, SB 371 does not require an invasive procedure. SB 371 emphasizes women’s health and safety. It requires an ultrasound before a chemical abortion – surgical abortion procedures must include a prior ultrasound too – but the bill doesn’t mandate a certain type of ultrasound.
An ultrasound is medically necessary to ensure the pregnancy is not ectopic, or “tubal.” Giving an abortion-inducing drug to a woman experiencing an ectopic pregnancy will result in a life-threatening situation. You can learn more about the risks and the ultrasound types by watching this video with Fort Wayne Ob/Gyn Dr. Geoffrey Cly.
If you find it appalling that Planned Parenthood is trying to defeat a bill that raises the standards for health and safety, take a moment to contact your Senator and urge a “yes” vote.
The other bill, SB 489, gives the woman more information as she makes a decision that forever affects two lives. SB 489 requires an ultrasound be shown and fetal heart tones be made audible unless the woman opts out in writing. Additionally, the woman will be given medically-accurate information produced by the Indiana State Department of Health about abortion and fetal development.
Your senator needs to hear that you support SB 371 and SB 489.
Allowing these bills to fail in the Indiana Senate is simply not an option. You have to act today.
Please contact your Senator by phone, email, Facebook or Twitter. You can find your Senator here.
Thank you for standing with us as we defend life in Indiana.