ICYMI: Planned Parenthood Statement on Unprecedented Attack on Hoosiers’ Health and Freedom
Contact: Nicole Erwin, Communications Manager, 502-260-8670; [email protected]
For Immediate Release: Jan. 17, 2020 (Updated: Jan. 17, 2020, 9:57 p.m.)
The following statement can be attributed to Hannah Brass Greer, Chief Legal Counsel for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) and is in response to the filing of HB 1089:
“Today, Rep. Curt Nisly filed HB 1089, an unprecedented and illegal bill that would decimate abortion rights in Indiana and criminalize abortion, allowing abortion providers and people seeking abortion to be charged with murder. It’s clear Rep. Nisly is emboldened by the Trump administration and the spate of anti-abortion attacks across the country and will stop at nothing to strip Hoosiers of their rights and freedom.
“HB 1089 goes so far as to demand that the state ignore any court rulings that strike down the law - a blatant and outrageous disregard of separation of powers and legal precedent. It also redefines when life begins, which would have tremendous repercussions, including potentially restricting access to contraceptives, emergency contraception, and fertility treatments.
“This bill is not only unacceptable and immoral, it is illegal. These unprecedented actions are by far the most outlandish we have witnessed against Hoosiers and their health. We have a message to the out-of-touch politicians who have spent their careers attacking our rights, our bodies and our health care: We decide.”