INDIANAPOLIS— Today, the United States Supreme Court released a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent. The ruling will lead to states like Indiana considering legislation to strictly regulate abortion. State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement:

“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has decided to go against nearly 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade. The right to privacy is one of the most important in a free society, and today the Supreme Court has made it open season for state governments to limit women’s rights to privacy.”

“I trust women to make this deeply personal decision. Government doesn’t have any business being in exam rooms for folks’ healthcare decisions. Instead of banning abortion, we should focus our efforts on improving access to affordable healthcare, lowering our infant and maternal mortality rates and expanding access to childcare. Those are the kinds of pro-life and pro-family policies that will benefit Hoosiers.”