Federal court blocks key part of Indiana chemical abortion law

November 27, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – A United States District Court late today blocked a key provision of an Indiana law governing chemical abortions by granting Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky a preliminary injunction against new physical plant requirements for its Lafayette, Ind. abortion clinic. The law, which was scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2014, required Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinic to meet the physical plant requirements of all other Indiana abortion clinics.

The full ruling can be read here

Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter issued this statement:

“Today’s court action means that Planned Parenthood will be allowed to continue its abortion operations in Lafayette without meeting a single physical building requirement. We believe this action proves once again that Planned Parenthood holds little regard for the health and welfare of its clients. Planned Parenthood simply does not want to cut into its profit margin by doing the renovations required by Indiana law.”

Fichter notes that while today’s preliminary injunction is a temporary setback, he is confident the State of Indiana will ultimately prevail.

Report: Indiana doctors fail to report young girls’ abortions

November 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Right to Life is calling for the immediate suspension of the medical licenses of several Indiana abortion doctors pending full investigation by the Indiana Attorney General into a new report alleging that numerous abortions on young girls under the age of 14 were not reported as required by state law.

The report, Gaps in Indiana teen abortion reporting, appeared in Sunday’s South Bend Tribune and claims that at least four Indiana abortion doctors failed to report abortions on young girls under the age of 14 as required by the Indiana law that states such abortions must be reported to state authorities within three days. Those doctors include Dr. Michael King, who does abortions for Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis, and Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, an independent operator who does abortions in Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne, Ind. Klopfer is already the subject of hundreds of complaints alleging thousands of errors and omissions on state-mandated abortion reports.

“Indiana’s child abortion reporting law is designed to alert authorities that child sexual abuse is occurring,” states Indiana Right to Life President and CEO Mike Fichter. “Any failure to properly report such abuse means help is delayed to a child who is the victim of the worst kind of predator, potentially subjecting them to weeks or months of ongoing abuse that could have been stopped. The front page Tribune report also shared how one of the doctors actually admits telling underage girls and their parents or guardians to go to other states to avoid Indiana’s notification law. This is alarming on many levels.”

According to the Tribune report, of the 12 abortions reported on girls under the age of 14 since July 2011, abortion doctors failed to report seven of those abortions within the three days required by law.

“The concerns raised by this new report are so egregious that we believe the medical license of every doctor identified in the article should be immediately suspended pending a full investigation,” states Fichter. “If such an investigation confirms that the abuse of these children has not been properly reported, the only reasonable course is to permanently revoke the license of every doctor involved.”

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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Asking Donnelly to Protect the Unborn

November 20, 2013

Historic legislation has been introduced in the United States Senate to enact nationwide protection for unborn children beginning at 20-weeks, but one name is noticeably absent on the list of co-sponsors.  Senator Joe Donnelly, who consistently presented himself as pro-life while campaigning for the U.S. Senate, is not currently listed as a co-sponsor for S.1670, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

This bill is companion legislation for a bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year with the support of 228 Members of Congress, including all the Republican members of the Indiana delegation.

We invite you to join us in urging Senator Donnelly to cosponsor the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Below you will find the letter sent from Indiana Right to Life to Senator Donnelly on November 19, 2013.

Contact Senator Donnelly:

Washington office:  (202) 224-4814
Email: Click here
Twitter: @SenDonnelly
Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatordonnelly

 

Unborn Pain Letter to Donnelly-page-001

Click here to read the letter as a PDF.

Governor Pence’s Adoption Fair – November 13

November 8, 2013

If you have a heart for adoption or are looking for adoption resources information, you may be interested in attending Governor Mike Pence’s Adoption Fair on November 13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Fair will be held at the Statehouse Atrium (200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis). See the flyer for more details.

Governor's Adoption Fair Flyer

Governor’s Adoption Fair Flyer

Planned Parenthood Seeks another Handout in Monroe County

November 6, 2013

Planned Parenthood seeks moneyPlanned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky wants another handout. Next Tuesday, the Monroe County Council will announce whether or not to grant up to $5,000 to the only organization ending unborn life in their county.

Planned Parenthood wants $5,000 from The Sophia Travis Community Service Grant Program, administered by the Monroe County Council.

Monroe County Residents, you can document your outrage over the largest abortion business in Indiana receiving a dime of county support. Here are the individuals reviewing the grant applications:

Selection Committee Members:

Name Title E-Mail
Mique Van Vooren Community Member miqkelle@iu.edu
John Clark Community Member johnwayneclark@gmail.com
Rick Dietz County Council rdietz@co.monroe.in.us
Cheryl Munson County Council cmunson@co.monroe.in.us
Ryan J. Langley County Council rlangley@co.monroe.in.us

 

As you recognize, the problem with any money going to an organization that does abortions is that the money supports the abortion part of the business, no matter how indirectly. If Planned Parenthood receives this grant, they can free up other money to promote abortion. Furthermore, if Planned Parenthood receives dollars through this grant, it removes funding from other worthy, abortion-free organizations in the county. Here’s the list of the other 2013 applicants:

Monroe Co Grant Applications list

Image from Christian Citizens for Life Facebook page.

Planned Parenthood frequently requests grants. Earlier this year, Planned Parenthood requested and received funds through Bloomington’s Jack Hopkins Social Services funding program. You can read our blog about the request here.

The Council will announce awards at the November 12 meeting, so register your opinion as soon as possible.

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