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Jefferson County lawmakers: Supreme Court clears path to strengthen life protections, support mothers

Reps Young and Frye support the protection

                               

 

STATEHOUSE (June 24, 2022) – Jefferson County lawmakers said they plan to support further protections for the unborn and expanded resources for pregnant women in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday.

State Reps. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) said the nation's highest court rightfully returned the question of abortion back to the states by overturning Roe. Indiana lawmakers are expected to take action to further protect life when they return to the Statehouse for a special session. Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced his call for lawmakers to reconvene on July 6 and provide $1 billion in inflation relief to Hoosier taxpayers due to higher-than-expected revenue collections.

"With this decision, the Supreme Court restored the ability of the people and the states to answer the question of abortion, and I look forward to taking action," Frye said. "While it's too early to say what Indiana's legislation will look like, it's one of my top priorities to protect the sanctity of life and the futures of thousands of Hoosiers."

In March, Frye and Lucas signed onto a letter urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to call a special session should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. Click here to view and download the letter.

"I'm dedicated to building on our state's pro-life record and look forward to returning to the Statehouse to take further action on behalf of the unborn," Lucas said. "The Supreme Court made the right call, and we now have the opportunity to save more lives while ensuring new and expectant mothers have the support they need and deserve."

Further details of the special session have not yet been announced and legislation has not been released. However, the General Assembly is expected to vet any legislation regarding abortion through the full legislative process, including hosting committee hearings and public testimony. Updates will be posted to the Indiana General Assembly's website at iga.in.gov.   

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