— An Indiana Republican lawmaker says he will propose legislation next
year that would effectively ban abortion in the state, despite a 1973 U.S.
Supreme Court decision that established a nationwide right to abortion.
State Rep. Curt
Nisly, of Goshen, says he'll sponsor the bill when the Legislature meets
groups are certain to oppose the measure, and it is doubtful that it will
advance in the Statehouse.
groups are emboldened by Donald Trump's election and hope the Republican
president-elect will appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe
conservative activist Monica Boyer says now is the time to push for
legislation like Nisly's. She and other abortion opponents hope a legal
challenge would reach the nation's highest court.