Errington amendment to make abortion a public question in November’s election defeated by Republicans
INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) offered an amendment to add a public question to November’s election ballots: “Shall abortion remain legal in Indiana?” Republicans voted no by a vote of 68-32.
“Earlier this week, Kansas made it very clear that even so-called red states can overwhelmingly and resoundingly support reproductive rights,” Errington said.
“Although this is a representative democracy, it is clear that our body of 150 legislators cannot come to a consensus on abortion policy. By asking Hoosiers their thoughts on this issue, we could have crafted policy that actually reflects public opinion. But Republicans said no.
“As with the rest of this special session process, it seems clear to me that Republicans' personal beliefs and ideology come before their constituents’ wishes.”