INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 25, 2016) - A controversial abortion bill signed into law Thursday is already getting heat being called anti-woman and anti-choice.
Governor Pence signed the HEA 1337 into law making Indiana the second state in the country to ban abortions based on sex, race ancestry, or genetic abnormalities, including Down Syndrome.
The governor calls the law, “A comprehensive pro-life measure that affirms the value of all human life.”
Indiana Right to Life commends Governor Pence for his quote, “commitment to protecting life” calling him, “a champion for the unborn and their mothers.”
Planned Parenthood says the law is unconstitutional and wrong.
“You don’t reduce the incidents of abortion by erecting the kinds of barriers that you see in HEA 1337. It’s access to birth control and planning your pregnancies," said Betty Cockrum, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood of IN/KY.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is working with the ACLU of Indiana and expect to file a complaint very soon and pursue a preliminary injunction.
The law also requires a burial or cremation after an abortion or miscarriage.
It also provides perinatal hospice information to parents who receive a negative prenatal diagnosis.
Right now, the law is set to take effect on July 1st.