INDIANAPOLIS—On Wednesday, Republican Senators outlined their plans to restrict abortion and have the legislation go to the Rules Committee. State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) offered the following statement:

“The supermajority has accomplished the bare minimum by including exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother in their proposed legislation. However, this extreme legislation takes away a woman’s right to choose and fails to account for the complicated and personal medical decisions that happen during pregnancy. It is also absurd that this legislation will not be going to the Health Committee, which is clearly the most relevant committee for this legislation. ”

Roe v. Wade was a settled law for nearly 50 years, a woman has the right to bodily autonomy and should have the freedom to make these decisions with her doctor, family and faith if she chooses. Today’s proposal will have a devastating impact on women, especially low-income and minority women who don’t have immediate access to healthcare. The Republican Supermajority should leave our current law in place and instead focus all of our attention on policies that will improve our maternal and infant mortality rates and support healthy moms and babies.”