Indiana takes the lead toward stopping the massacre...

Here's a press release issued earlier today by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announcing he'll sign Indiana HEA 1210 passed by the Indiana General Assembly earlier this week which will bring Indiana to the forefront of the national battle to end the horrific slaughter of unborn children called "abortion." Praise God for this very large step in the direction of justice and mercy restored...

April 29, 2011

Governor Mitch Daniels issued a statement today about HEA 1210, approved this week by the Indiana General Assembly:

“I will sign HEA 1210 when it reaches my desk a week or so from now.  I supported this bill from the outset, and the recent addition of language guarding against the spending of tax dollars to support abortions creates no reason to alter my position. The principle involved commands the support of an overwhelming majority of Hoosiers, as reflected in greater than 2:1 bipartisan votes in both legislative chambers.

“I commissioned a careful review of access to services across the state and can confirm that all non-abortion services, whether family planning or basic women’s health, will remain readily available in every one of our 92 counties. In addition, I have ordered the Family and Social Services Administration to see that Medicaid recipients receive prompt notice of nearby care options. We will take any actions necessary to ensure that vital medical care is, if anything, more widely available than before.

“Any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions.”



Praise God for this first step.



Let's see how many other states have the testicular fortitude to do the same; I'm betting Wisconsin will not be one of them.


I wouldn't bet against you. As a former Wisconsin resident, Wisconsin seems much less likely to cut off state funding for abortions than Indiana is, even with a Republican governor and Republican-controlled Senate and House. It wouldn't surprise me if at least some Republican legislators, especially those whose represent affluent suburbs of Madison, Milwaukee or the Green Bay/Appleton/Neenah-Menasha areas, wouldn't want to tick off their constituents who voted them mainly for fiscal issues.

Also, Wisconsin has been a solidly "blue" state on social and economic issues for many, many years. It's only recently moved into the "purple" category, while I think that Indiana has been solidly "red" for a long time.

I had to laugh at the comments reported by Fox from Planned Parenthood warning that the state face the dire possibility of no longer being able to make informed decisions regarding "family planning" [abortion]. PP seems to be a bastion of informed decision making, assuring that the only adult 13 year old women get to talk with is their 35 year old boyfriend who, because of his great love for her, will only choose what is best, unlike the parents who, at the very least, didn't choose to kill their daughter.

I love the last paragraph of the press release from Gov. Mitch:

“Any organization affected by this provision can resume receiving taxpayer dollars immediately by ceasing or separating its operations that perform abortions.”

Couldn't be more black and white!


It would seem, to use Gov. Daniels' words, that a truce on social issues must include a cessation of the practice of funding one side of the debate with tax revenues.

This is awesome news....babies get to live, and Osama's dead.

Abram, those were my thoughts exactly. The last paragraph is awesome!

As far as Osama being dead, my husband came home for lunch this afternoon and, as he was tying up telling me the news of the morning he said, "The other big news of the morning is that OBAMA is dead!" He corrected himself quickly, but as you can imagine, I was completely flabbergasted until he did ; ) The funny thing is that even Obama could have been dead and I wouldn't have know since we don't have a TV, I don't usually listen to the radio, and I hadn't been on the internet yet today. It was crazy to think that something so big could have happened without me even hearing... oh well. I'm okay with that.

It is indeed wonderful news when Planned Parenthood is defunded by any state. I rejoice and give thanks with you. That said I think both your headline and the comments are a touch over jubilant. Defunding Planned Parenthood is to abortion is what killing Osama is to militant Islam. Yes they are the big players. Yes they are the evil. But the Governor himself, according to this piece, commissioned a study to be sure no one will have to go without. And that paragraph everyone is so excited about is nothing more than, "You better restructure if you want the money to keep coming." Hate being Eyeore here, but I don't think the dawn is breaking.

For my part... not over-jubilant, RC. Just grateful for even one life saved.


No question that naivete and misconstruing information (i.e. bearing false witness) are sins. But then so is a lack of jubilant thanksgiving. In my case, the latter is the greater temptation by far. So, even IF the title does tend toward hyperbole, I'm grateful for the direction it pushes me.


Dear RC and Adam,

Sorry for the title. I think you're right, RC, to say it's over the top when we stop to consider the almost insignificant proportion and numbers of little ones this legislation will save. However, let's note the great joy of Indiana moving into the position of the being the state with the most restrictive laws against the horror in these United States.

I've added the word 'toward' to the title.


Will Indiana have the most restrictive laws in the U.S. on state funding of abortions, or the most restrictive laws on how long during a pregnancy (1st trimester, etc.) they may be performed, or the most restrictive licensing requirements for a facility that performs abortions (like licensing requirements similar to outpatient surgery centers, for example, which most don't currently meet, AFAIK), or ???, even if they are paid for with private funds?

If one or both of the latter are true that would really be a major league sea change and would likely put many of your state's abortion facilities out of business. Even just no more taxpayer funding of abortions is still nothing to sneeze at, though, even though I understand some of the caveats that have been brought up.


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