Campbell condemns SCOTUS decision, calls for expansion of pro-family and pro-women policies
INDIANAPOLIS - Upon the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to overturn Roe v. Wade, State Rep. Chris Campbell (D-West Lafayette) offered the following statement:
“No one should ever, under any circumstances, be forced by the state to be pregnant against their will. Women at large deserve the right to make their own decisions about their own bodies,” Campbell said. “This is massive overreach of the government on our fundamental rights of health care and personal choice.
“What is equally as devastating is that this ruling will have an inequitable impact on women who have been abused, who are struggling financially, and those who are victims of rape and incest. Indiana has a clear lack of willingness to support these women who are now being forced into this position.
“We are suffering from a severe lack of access to maternal care and family leave, which has been proven to increase infant and maternal mortality rates. With that considered, when the Statehouse Republicans call us in to pass a radical abortion restrictions only supported by an extreme minority of Hoosiers, I am urging them to then pass the real pro-family and pro-women policies my colleagues and I have been calling for. That includes providing workplace pregnancy accommodations and extended paid family leave, as well as reducing our shocking maternal mortality rate of 43.6 per 100,000 live births and expanding child care for working families.”