Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As Indiana lawmakers advance Senate Bill 1, an extreme ban on abortion that would essentially stop abortion access completely in the state, lawmakers are working equally hard to restrict young people’s access to birth control and funnel money to fake clinics known for lying to patients about their reproductive health options. Just like abortion bans are deeply unpopular to Hoosiers, so is restricting access to contraceptives. 

According to 2019 polling, the majority of voters (85%) in Indiana believe it is important for there to be access to birth control for everyone who wants it or needs it. The right to access contraceptives is a core belief across party lines, with 96% of Democrats, 90% of Independents, and 77% of Republicans supporting access. 

For those who receive funding under Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 1001, this bill will require young people to get parental consent for birth control and will use taxpayer dollars to fund fake health clinics – called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) or “pregnancy resource centers” – which are not legitimate medical providers and serve to mislead and lie to patients about their health care options. Lawmakers are being disingenuous in their claim that HB 1001 expands access to contraceptives - this bill would limit young people’s access to contraceptives right as Indiana bans abortion.

The following statement can be attributed to Lisa Humes-Schulz, VP of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates: 

“Forced parental involvement to access birth control would represent a dangerous reversal of long-standing public health policies in Indiana and likely lead to even more forced births and negative health outcomes in Indiana,” said Lisa Humes-Schulz, Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates. “Making contraceptives available to teens does not increase sexual activity – in fact, young people who have access to comprehensive sexual health care, including contraception, are more likely to delay sex to a later age. Limiting access to contraception right as Indiana is banning abortion is horrendously bad public policy.”

Mandatory parental consent laws are opposed by state and national medical experts, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association, among many others. Some young people live in abusive homes where telling a parent about accessing contraceptives would put them at risk of abuse or being kicked out of their home. 

Outlawing abortion and simultaneously funding crisis pregnancy centers will undermine legitimate family planning providers and limit access to evidence-based health care. This is especially cruel when the state is simultaneously forcibly increasing the number of people in the state who will desperately need quality care during pregnancy by eliminating their right to choose another outcome and resources like birth control to prevent pregnancy.


This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.