Friday, June 24 was a dark day in our nation’s history. As the streets filled on Friday afternoon, INLDC stood in solidarity and disappointment with the people as the country lost as a whole. On Friday, June 24, 2022, the supreme court issued a decision declaring that there is no constitutional right to an abortion and overturned the 1973 landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. This decision has left our state more devastated than ever and hopeless as we face reality that this decision will create great harm to women all over the country and more specifically to our communities of color. Through this federal decision, the legality of abortion was left to be decided to each individual state. Governor Holcomb of Indiana, called a special session on July 25th and expects to pass abortion restrictions. Holcomb stated on Friday “The Supreme Court’s decision is clear, and it is now up to the states to address this important issue. We’ll do that in short order in Indiana,"the statement read, "I have been clear in stating I am pro-life. We have an opportunity to make progress in protecting the sanctity of life, and that’s exactly what we will do."
As a caucus of the people, we stand and advocate for Roe v. Wade and the people’s freedom to the fundamental right to exercise control over their own bodies.
We believe that it is important and pertinent that legislation provides equitable and accessible health care to everyone. It is pertinent and just that the power is given back to the people. We stand against policies that restrict women’s right to choose and seek that Indiana do the same. Justice is not a privilege, it’s a right.
If you or a loved one have been affected by this decision and want to join the fight for abortion rights we share with you local social justice organizations, local politicians (pro-choice), community resources and upcoming events.