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Statement from State Rep. Cherrish Pryor on Indiana Supreme Court’s abortion ban ruling

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Today, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld the near-total abortion ban passed by the Republican supermajority last summer. State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) issued the following statement: 

“Today, my heart is with the women who bravely shared their stories last summer, highlighting the crucial need for abortion access in our state, as well as every woman and girl in Indiana who have now been told that they have no authority over their own bodies. Abortion is health care, plain and simple, and this decision will cost women – disproportionally Black women, women from low-income households and women facing domestic violence – their long-term health, and in some tragic cases, their lives.

“As we take time to mourn this loss of human rights in Indiana, the House Democratic Caucus will continue to fight for women and girls in Indiana to maintain autonomy over their bodies and health care.”

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