“Right to Try”
legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.--intended to ensure
that Hoosiers with terminal diseases can have access to potentially
lifesaving treatments--has been signed into law.
Right to Try after meeting Indianapolis residents Laura McLinn and her
9-year old son Jordan, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease with
no known cure.
“Right to Try will
help Americans with life-threatening illnesses who have exhausted every
available course of access to access experimental treatments before they’re
available to the public,” according to a statement released last week.”
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and met with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss
how they could get this critical legislation across the finish line.
After pushing the
bill through the Senate last August, it passed out of the House in May and
was signed into law shortly afterward. “The president directly thanked
(Donnelly) for his successful efforts during the signing ceremony for Right
to Try,” the statement said.
time in the Senate, (Donnelly) has reached across the aisle and worked
tirelessly to deliver results for Hoosiers,” the statement added. “In
addition to having 21 legislative proposals signed into law during the Trump
Administration alone, (Donnelly) was named the most bipartisan senator of
the last quarter-century still in office by the Lugar Center.”
“With over 20
legislative proposals signed into law since the start of the Trump
Administration, Joe has a proven track record of delivering real results for
Hoosiers,” said Kate Oehl, press secretary for Joe for Indiana. “This
legislation could make a difference for the terminally ill in Indiana and
across the country who now have the right to try to potentially life-saving