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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A lawmaker in Indiana has introduced a bill that would ban abortion in the state by declaring that life begins at conception, and that any governmental attempt to violate the inalienable right to life is null and void.
“Any act, law, treaty, order, rule, or regulation of the United States government that fails to protect a person’s inalienable right to life is null, void, and unenforceable in Indiana,” H.B. 1097 reads in part. “The courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to interfere with Indiana’s interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins.”
The bill says that its authority to protect life from conception is derived from the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which says that the powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved for the states, as well as the Declaration of Independence, which notes that men have been endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life.
It also nixes language in state statutes pertaining to the allowance of and the regulation of abortion in Indiana.
As previously reported, State Rep. Curt Nisly, R-Goshen, told reporters in November that he intended to file the bill with the January legislative season and work to end abortion in the state.
“It’s time to bring the Roe v. Wade era to its logical conclusion,” Nisly told The Times. “My goal is to deregulate abortion right out of existence in Indiana.”
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