A number of state lawmakers called for a special session when Roe v Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, and Mike Fichter of Indiana Right to Life says that session begins today.
“We expect a significant increase in funds,” he tells AFN, “for programs that provide loving and compassionate support for pregnant mothers in the state of Indiana.”
The legislators are expected to be busy considering one proposal would ban abortions in the state. A second proposal is to provide a better tax break for families who adopt.
Fichter says a lot of Hoosier families would like to become adoptive families but the cost is a big obstacle, “so increasing that adoption tax credit is an expectation to help Hoosier families really open their homes and adopt children in our state," he says.
One bill in the legislature, Senate Bill 1, is drawing opposition from pro-life legislators because it removes criminal penalties for abortion and provides immunity for illegal abortions.