INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana lawmaker has again filed a bill that would declare that life begins at conception, and would consequently outlaw abortion in the state.
Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, announced on Tuesday that he had filed House Bill 1430, also known as the “Protection of Life” and the “Protection at Conception” bill, in the legislature.
According to a synopsis of the measure, the legislation “asserts a compelling state interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins,” and “redefines ‘human being’ for the purposes of the criminal code to conform to the finding that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.”
It also nixes language in state statutes pertaining to the allowance and the regulation of abortion in Indiana.
A similar bill was re-introduced last month in Oklahoma by Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, called the “Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act.” It updates existing homicide statutes, which define murder as “the killing of one human being by another,” to specifically include “acts which cause the death of an unborn child committed during an abortion.”
“I am pleased how mainstream this approach has become across the country over the last few years,” Nisly said in a statement. “There are many other states that are considering protection of life legislation, and the federal government also had a bill last year that acquired 117 sponsors, including 3 Congressmen from Indiana.”
The organization Hoosiers for Life
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