Pro-Life Community Hopeful Dignity for Unborn Law Will Be Heard by Supreme Court

January 2, 2019

Supreme Court Has Dignity for Unborn Law on Friday’s Conference Calendar 

WASHINGTON  – The U.S. Supreme Court has placed the Dignity for the Unborn law on its conference calendar for Friday, Jan. 4. The justices will consider the petitions for hearing oral arguments in the case, Kristina Box, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Health et al. v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., et al..

The Dignity for the Unborn law, signed in 2016 by then-Gov. Mike Pence, bars discriminatory abortions because of the child’s sex, race, national origin or a potential disability like Down syndrome. It also prohibits abortion businesses from disposing of human remains with common medical waste.

“The abortion industry wants you to believe Roe v. Wade is settled, but the Dignity for the Unborn law has the potential to shake the foundations of legalized abortion,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “By arguing against the Dignity for the Unborn law, Planned Parenthood is advocating for the systematic targeting of classes of unborn children it deems less valuable than others. Planned Parenthood wants to profit off a woman aborting a child because of the child being a girl, or because the child has Down syndrome. That is not what our country is about. We pray the Supreme Court will recognize that the Dignity for the Unborn law deserves its day in court.”

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.



  1. Linda L Clevenger says:

    I have a daughter with Down syndrome and, occasionally, someone will seek my advice on what to say to parents of newborn babies with Down syndrome. The best thing to say is, “Congratulations! You have just won the lottery in parenting.” People with disabilities make the world a better place, mostly because they remind others to be compassionate and kind. For 30 years, whenever I am anywhere with my daughter, people will stop, smile, open doors, buy us lunch, and/or speak to her with kindness, and we know she has made their day better. I suspect most people abort babies with Down syndrome because they fear the unknown. Instead of aborting their babies, they should spend the time researching Down syndrome, preparing for birth, or registering their baby for adoption. There is a waiting list in this country to adopt babies with Down syndrome. Thank you.

  2. Melissa Coles says:

    This is wonderful. Praying 4 this to pass.

  3. Joy Ann szucs says:

    What were the results, please?

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