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“Today’s Indiana Supreme Court decision, reinstating the supermajority’s abortion ban passed in a rushed special session nearly a year ago, means women in our state are left without the freedom to make their own health care decisions. Hoosier doctors and nurses are forced to decide quickly what it means to save a woman's life or face going to jail. The Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize a right to bodily autonomy in our state’s constitution is a danger to our women and girls and makes it more difficult for Indiana to succeed. Hoosier families and businesses expect a state where basic access to health care is protected—not criminalized—and where the lives of women and girls aren't put in danger because of a divisive political agenda. 

“The time has come to let the people decide. I am calling on our Indiana legislature to pass a constitutional amendment giving Hoosier voters the right to a ballot initiative or referendum process. Indiana is in the minority of states that don‘t allow for this right. Questions of such magnitude should be decided directly by the people of Indiana. Our gerrymandered legislature does not represent the will of the people, and it's time for the people to have a voice.” 

“As governor, I’ll continue to fight for every option to return the protections that Indiana women had for 50 years under Roe v. Wade—whether that’s legislation, a constitutional amendment, or a referendum process that gives people a voice on this critical issue.”

INDIANAPOLIS—Jennifer McCormick, Democratic candidate for Indiana governor, released the following statement in response to today’s decision by the Indiana Supreme Court. 

Friday, June 30, 2023

Jennifer McCormick statement on Indiana Supreme Court decision

“Today’s Indiana Supreme Court decision, reinstating the supermajority’s abortion ban passed in a rushed special session nearly a year ago, means women in our state are left without the freedom to make their own health care decisions. Hoosier doctors and nurses are forced to decide quickly what it means to save a woman's life or face going to jail. The Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize a right to bodily autonomy in our state’s constitution is a danger to our women and girls and makes it more difficult for Indiana to succeed. Hoosier families and businesses expect a state where basic access to health care is protected—not criminalized—and where the lives of women and girls aren't put in danger because of a divisive political agenda. 

“The time has come to let the people decide. I am calling on our Indiana legislature to pass a constitutional amendment giving Hoosier voters the right to a ballot initiative or referendum process. Indiana is in the minority of states that don‘t allow for this right. Questions of such magnitude should be decided directly by the people of Indiana. Our gerrymandered legislature does not represent the will of the people, and it's time for the people to have a voice.” 

“As governor, I‘ll continue to fight for every option to return the protections that Indiana women had for 50 years under Roe v. Wade—whether that’s legislation, a constitutional amendment, or a referendum process that gives people a voice on this critical issue.”

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