FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2011
Statement on Anti-Choice Bill Heading to Indiana Governor’s Desk
Washington, D.C. – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued the following statement regarding legislation that defunds Planned Parenthood. It also includes other very harmful provisions that would limit women’s access to safe, legal abortion, even when their health is at risk. The bill now moves to Gov. Mitch Daniels’ desk for signature or veto.
“Gov. Mitch Daniels will now be forced to decide whether to put his presidential ambitions above thousands of Hoosier women who would lose access to birth control, cancer screenings, and other basic health care. Despite his solidly anti-choice record, Daniels said that lawmakers should declare a truce on social issues and focus on the economy. Now, voters will see whether he will follow his own advice.”